Several studies over the last few years have pointed to a positive association between Alzheimer’s dementia and abnormal glucose metabolism, such as diabetes, elevated blood sugars, and insulin resistance.
A new study finds no such linkage. See JAMA Neurology for details. The study at hand even included autopsy results. We don’t see that very often these days.
When I see multiple conflicting reports on a clinical issue over a number of years, it makes me think the reported association is weak or nonexistent.
Steve Parker, M.D.