Alzheimer’s Disease NOT Related to Abnormal Blood Sugar Metabolism….This Week Anyway

MRI scan of brain

MRI scan of brain

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.

MedPageToday has a write-up also.

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.

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