Diabetes in Midlife Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:58 AM

Diabetes in midlife is associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline over a 20-year follow-up, a new study shows.

And while patients with diabetes at midlife had a steeper cognitive decline than patients without diabetes, greater loss of cognitive function was also seen for patients who had prediabetes with only modestly raised blood glucose levels.

"These data suggest that primary prevention of diabetes or glucose control in midlife may protect against later-life cognitive decline," the authors conclude.

Source:  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/835808