Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease - shedding more light on the link

There has already been a lot of research linking type 2 diabetes with Alzheimer's disease but it can be difficult to assess which people with type 2 diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer's. Researchers from the University of Alberta studied 499 people aged between 55 and 81, 41 of whom had type 2 diabetes. They found that having high blood pressure, problems with walking and balance and reporting oneself as being in a poor state of health all increased the risk of people with type 2 diabetes developing Alzheimer's disease.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the title of this post.

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