This Will Make You Change Your Diet – Alzheimer’s Closely Related To Diabetes

July 3, 2017


Scientists and nutritionists all around the world have been trying to find a link between the Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes for a very long time, and now it seems they are on the verge of doing just that. In fact, the whole idea is actually based on the claim that Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetic disease.

Several recent studies found much evidence to back these claims up, and now many specialists are already referring to Alzheimer’s as “Type 3 Diabetes.”

But should this discovery really come as a big surprise?

Not really.

As folks over at Big Think write: “Insulin doesn’t merely signal the body’s somatic cells to take up glucose; it also governs the brain’s uptake of glucose. And glucose is what powers the brain. It’s the brain’s primary energy molecule.”

Also read: “Diabetes Just Got A New Enemy”

Diabetic Personality

All this talk about the above mentioned relation is not new. Researchers have known for quite some time that:

  • our brain itself makes a certain amount of insulin
  • several parts of our brain are packed with insulin receptors
  • cognitive decline is correlated with metabolic abnormalities involving insulin

This strong connection between mental decline and diabetes was also mentioned back in 1935 when a psychiatrist William Claire Menninger posited the existence of psychogenic diabetes and described a diabetic personality.

According to the 2011 Hisayama Study:

“The age- and sex-adjusted incidence of all-cause dementia, Alzheimer disease (AD), and vascular dementia (VaD) were significantly higher in subjects with diabetes than in those with normal glucose tolerance.”

So, you better think twice the next time you plan on overloading on sugar and gluten.

Related: “ Why Fast Food Is So Irresistible To Us”

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