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Low "Good" Cholesterol and Diabetes Shown to Slow Stroke Recovery
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007
Stroke victims with diabetes and low HDL have new obstacles to overcome in their attempt to regain full cognitive function and dexterity.

Is Alzheimer's A Form of Diabetes?
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007
Scientists report new evidence linking insulin to a disorder of the brain: when the brain prevents the hormone from acting properly, the ensuing chemical imbalance may help trigger Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be A Third Form Of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Insulin, it turns out, may be as important for the mind as it is for the body. Research in the last few years has raised the possibility that Alzheimer's memory loss could be due to a novel third form of diabetes.

Metformin May Up Alzheimer's Protein if Used Alone
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
Metformin beta-amyloid effect raises Alzheimer's concerns. Diabetes is associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but a new study of metformin suggests that diabetes treatments might bear some of the blame.

Diabetes Linked with Onset of Alzheimer's
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
American researchers have found evidence that diabetes can slow down the brain, and diabetics are 65 per cent more likely to develop Alzheimer's than people with normal blood sugar levels.

Diabetes Not Linked to Alzheimer's in Seniors
Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006
For older people with diabetes, the condition does not increase the likelihood that they'll develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a report in the medical journal Neurology.

Being Obese Lowers Your Intelligence!
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
If French scientists are to be believed being obese is linked to a decline in a person's cognitive function.

Pac Man Like Enzyme Key to New Diabetes Drug
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Scientists have deciphered the structure of a "Pac Man"-like enzyme that could form the basis of new treatments for diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise In Treating Alzheimer's
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Treatment of high blood sugar may have a scientific connection to memory loss that could, one day, benefit millions of people with Alzheimer's Disease, which affects up to 4.5 million older Americans, bringing with it impaired thinking and memory.

Major Cognitive Decline of 19 Years Linked to High Fat, High Copper Diet
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
A diet high in saturated and trans fats, coupled with a high intake of copper may be associated with a significantly accelerated rate of cognitive decline in older adults, a new study suggests.

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