Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes; is there a link?
Most people know about Alzheimer’s disease as something that happens as people age which causes dementia in older people. Typically, the persons mental capacity withers away and they eventually lose the ability to think, interact and remember simple things.
There is new research that ties Alzheimer’s disease to insulin which is needed by the brain for the neurons to work properly. Without insulin, these cells lose function over time. There is a growing body of evidence (1) that is now showing that Alzheimer’s disease should be reclassified as Diabetes type 3 because of how it develops and the reclassification can help doctors find ways to help prevent Alzheimer’s from developing.
There may also be a correlation to this disease process and cholesterol lower drugs, since cholesterol is necessary for normal brain function.
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