Wednesday, 29 July 2015

diet, insulin resistance and Alzheimers

Interesting and alarming research published by experimental neurologists demonstrates a link between insulin resistance (typically increased by Western diet and insufficient exercise) and memory impairment.

The study's authors conclude:

Our results show that insulin resistance, a prevalent and increasingly common condition in developed countries, is associated with significantly lower regional cerebral glucose metabolism, which in turn may predict worse memory performance. Mid-life may be a critical period for initiating treatments to lower peripheral insulin resistance to maintain neural metabolism and cognitive function.

http://archneur.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2398420

They aren't allowed to express unproven personal views, but I am! The enemies of health in middle age are the armchair, advertised processed foods and the TV.

150 participants with a median age of 60.7 years were studied.

1 comment :

  1. #midlife #habits and #memory impairment

    http://blog.pjf.org.uk/2015/07/diet-insulin-resistance-and-alzheimers.html

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