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Diabetes Prevention in Midlife Helps Protect Aging Brain

Want to ward off memory issues and other cognitive problems as you age? Looks like low blood glucose levels are an important factor. New research finds that individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in middle age had greater cognitive impairment in the following decades than their nondiabetic counterparts.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

High blood-sugar levels are caused by decreasing insulin secretion from the beta cells in the pancreas.  It is known that inflammatory fatty acids, such as 12-HETE, are very toxic to beta cells. The best way to reduce 12-HETE levels is to reduce AA, which means following an anti-inflammatory diet for a lifetime.

 

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