A study conducted in Sweden indicates that men who develop type 2 diabetes in the middle of their life increase their chances of developing Alzheimers disease as they become older.
A research team that tracked men with abnormal levels of insulin from age 50 checked back in 32 years later only to find significant increases in Alzheimer’s disease amongst those with low insulin secretion capability.
The results were significant independent of blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol . Insulin and Alzheimer’s could be linked according to the research team, although they stated that further research is necessary to identify the mechanisms involved in this process.
Diabetes is linked to a variety of different diseases, and it is possible that fluctuations in insulin level could damage blood vessels in the brain.

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