Diabetes retinopathy could lead to diminished brain power

According to recent diabetes research, diabetic retinopathy could lead to a poorer memory function and diminished brain power amongst people with type 2 diabetes . The study, by a research team at Edinburgh University, examined over 1,000 people with type 2 diabetes .
To reach the results, the participants completed seven separate brain tests, including memory, logic and concentration. The team found that those with retinopathy had the worst scores on general cognitive ability.
Jie Ding of Edinburgh University was reported in UK newspapers as commenting: “These findings suggest that the severity of diabetic retinopathy is independently associated with cognitive dysfunction in people with type 2 diabetes aged 60 to 75.” Jie Ding was the lead author of the study.

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