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Diabetes Tied to Brain Abnormalities 

Diabetes may be bad for the brain, especially if you are overweight. Researchers studied 50 overweight and 50 normal weight people in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes. All had been given a diagnosis within the previous five years. They compared both groups with 50 healthy control subjects.

Read the article on Nytimes

Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Type 2 diabetes is an inflammatory condition and once inflammation is established it can travel directly to the brain via inflammatory mediators (essentially inflammatory eicosanoids). This is why Alzheimer’s is often called type 3 diabetes because the presence of type 2 increases the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s by a factor of two. The best way to treat type 2 diabetes is an anti-inflammatory diet and in particular the Zone Diet.


  1. Ginger Salick

    Dear Dr. Sears, I was one of your heart rate variability testers.
    My Question today is regarding the young man, Otto Warmbier, who was just returned from North Korea in a coma. Is there any chance that he could improve following the same type of fish oil treatment that you used to save that miner years ago? Perhaps Dr. Bailey from the WVirginia Brain Trauma Center would have an opinion. I feel so badly for Otto’s family; and if anyone could help him, you could!


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