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Blood Sugar & Dementia Risk

Posted: 03.16.2015

Diabetes is an established risk factor for dementia.  However, new research suggests that even in people without diabetes, above-normal blood sugar levels may increase the risk of dementia.  Researchers tracked more than 2,000 adults, average age 76 (most of whom did not have diabetes), for seven years and found that any increase in blood sugar levels was associated with an increased risk of dementia.  The higher the blood sugar levels, the greater the risk.  The good news is that another study showed that even a 15-minute brisk walk 30 minutes after a meal can help lower blood sugar levels.

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