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Minggu, 11 Januari 2009

Elevated Blood Sugar and Cognitive Decline

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center reported that high blood sugar levels is linked to normal cognitive aging. As we grow older, our blood sugar levels increase (even if we do not have type 2 diabetes) and this contributes to cognitive decline. According to lead investigator Scott A. Small, M.D., associate professor of neurology in the Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center:
"This is news even for people without diabetes since blood glucose levels tend to rise as we grow older. Whether through physical exercise, diet or drugs, our research suggests that improving glucose metabolism could help some of us avert the cognitive slide that occurs in many of us as we age."

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