Diabetes Linked To Alzheimer's

(From USA Today). A large study has confirmed the link between age-related diabetes and Alzheimer's: suffering from diabetes gives you a 65% greater chance of developing Alzheimer's. Given that obesity is the major cause of diabetes, it seems more likely that changes in biochemistry caused by excess hody fat greatly increase the risk of suffering Alzheimer's as well as most other horrible age-related conditions. Adopting a better diet and lifestyle will extend healthy life span more effectively than any drug or pill you're likely to see in the next couple of years.

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2004-05-17-alzheimers-diabetes_x.htm

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