Eating Our Way Out of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s slow onset makes the devastating disease hard to track until it’s too late—but a spate of studies suggest diabetes and high blood sugar levels hint at a source.

1 study published in Diabetologia found cognitive decline accelerates in tandem with higher blood sugar levels, which also cause 2 diabetes.

Another found that diabetes and prediabetes create insulin deficiencies that prevent the breakdown of protein clumps on the brain tied to Alzheimer’s.

With some 86 million Americans affected by high blood sugar, the findings offer insight into cognitive health's link to nutrition—“one risk factor we can control,” writes Olga Khazan.

The Atlantic

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