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2010-10-26 11:11:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ It wasn't until January 11, 1964 that the Surgeon General approached the podium and issued a warning cautioning the population of the 4,000 detrimental chemicals in tobacco smoke.  With countless evidence of heart disease, cancer and emphysema caused by smoking surfacing throughout the next 50 years, it seems the Surgeon General hasn't been able to step down from the stage since.  And with a recent study showing that there is a 157 percent increased risk...

2010-09-01 20:35:45

Older adults with diabetes who have high blood pressure, walk slowly or lose their balance, or believe they're in bad health, are significantly more likely to have weaker memory and slower, more rigid cognitive processing than those without these problems, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. These three health factors stood out from more than a dozen suspected to shape how Type 2 diabetes is frequently shadowed by cognitive impairment, including...

2009-10-27 16:29:20

Research has shown that diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and the risk of memory loss in people who don't have Alzheimer's disease. But it hasn't been clear whether people with Alzheimer's disease and diabetes have more rapid memory loss than those who have Alzheimer's disease but no diabetes. New research published in the October 27, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests that those with both...

2009-01-28 17:30:31

A study of twins in Sweden found diabetes significantly increases risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, researchers said. Study leader Dr. Margaret Gatz of the University of Southern California and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden said getting diabetes before age 65 more than doubles risk for Alzheimer's disease. The study, published in the journal Diabetes, found that getting diabetes before the age of 65 corresponds to a 125 percent increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. Diabetes...

2009-01-28 09:00:50

Diabetics have a significantly greater risk of dementia, both Alzheimer's disease "” the most common form of dementia "” and other dementia, reveals important new data from an ongoing study of twins. The risk of dementia is especially strong if the onset of diabetes occurs in middle age, according to the study."Our results . . . highlighted the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle during adulthood in order to reduce the risk of dementia late in life," explained Dr. Margaret Gatz,...

2008-12-30 13:39:29

Maintaining optimal blood sugar levels, even in the absence of diabetes, may help in preserving cognitive health in the elderly, U.S. researchers suggest. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York say that although it is widely known that the early stages of Alzheimer's disease cause damage to the hippocampus -- the area of the brain essential for memory and learning -- studies suggest that it is also vulnerable to normal aging. Until now, the underlying causes of...

2008-08-21 00:00:46

U.S. researchers say those with mild cognitive problems are more likely to have earlier onset diabetes. The Mayo Clinic study, led by Rosebud Robert, found the rates of diabetes among 329 individuals with mild cognitive impairment and 1,640 participants without mild cognitive impairment were similar. However cognitive impairment was associated with a greater likelihood of developing diabetes before 65 years of age. The researchers suggest complications of diabetes mellitus may play a...

2006-08-03 03:05:03

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - As with heart disease and other illnesses, lifestyle factors are key to preventing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Swedish researchers said on Thursday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified risk predictors in middle age that could help to identify people more likely to suffer dementia in later life. They include education, raised blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and lack of...


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