Diabetes Link Brings Alzheimer's Hope

Mitchell, Pete
September 2006
Pharma DD: Tracking Discovery & Development;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p26
Academic Journal
The article highlights the claimed link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease (AD). It mentions that signaling pathways involving insulin that regulates blood glucose and also generate the brain lesions associated with AD are shown by epidemiological evidence. Individuals with borderline diabetes were at a 70 percent higher risk of developing dementia and AD than nondiabetics based on a nine-year study of 1,173 elderly people conducted by Swedish researchers.


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