September 20, 2011

Diabetes Puts People at Risk for Dementia, Study Finds


People with diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study finds.  Scientists have suspected the link between the two diseases for several years, but several experts say this latest study highlights how treating preventable diseases like diabetes and obesity may be useful in preventing the onset of dementia… Dr. Richard Caselli, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, said the connection isn't particularly new, but its implications for the importance of treating diabetes are. "Nobody doubts that diabetes is associated with a higher incidence of dementia," Caselli said. "But this is one more reason for people to be aware of the potential ravages of diabetes and to treat it aggressively and adequately and try to prevent consequences."

ABC World News, Carrie Gann, 9/20/11

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, Neurology

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