Have you ever considered their might be a connection with the amount of sugar in your diet and your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?
A high-carb diet, and the resulting high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline. In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally referred to as “Type 3 Diabetes”, It’s increasingly looking like Alzheimer’s is another potential side effect of a sugary, Western-style diet.
A longitudinal study published Thursday in the journal Diabetologia, followed 5,189 people over 10 years and found that people with high blood sugar had a faster rate of cognitive decline than those with normal blood sugar—whether or not their blood-sugar level technically made them diabetic. In other words, the higher the blood sugar, the faster the cognitive decline.
There are several theories out there to explain the connection between high blood sugar and dementia.Here are some:
- Diabetes can weaken blood vessels, which increases the likelihood that you’ll have ministrokes in the brain, causing various forms of dementia.
- A high intake of simple sugars can make cells, including those in the brain, insulin resistant, which could cause the brain cells to die.
- Obese people releass cytokines, or inflammatory proteins, that can also contribute to cognitive deterioration
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