Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 23rd, 2006
"Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is associated with an increased risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia. The increased risk of dementia concerns both Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia," scientists in Netherlands report in their review.
"Although some uncertainty remains into the exact pathogenesis, several mechanisms through which DM2 may affect the brain have now been identified," recount G.J. Biessels and colleagues at the University of Utrecht. "First, factors related to the 'metabolic syndrome', a cluster of metabolic and vascular risk factors (e.g....
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