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Alzheimer's breakthrough as diabetes drugs can REDUCE the severity of the memory loss caused by the disorder

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Diabetes drugs may help people with Alzheimer’s disease by making their memory loss less severe.

They believe insulin and Metformin, the drugs which help people regulate their blood sugar, also maintain brain blood vessels.

Experts believe insulin and Metformin (stock), the drugs which help people regulate their blood sugar, also maintain brain blood vessels Scientists examined the brains of 34 people with Alzheimer’s who were treated for type two diabetes, plus 30 non-diabetics with Alzheimer’s and 19 people with neither condition.

Senior author Professor Vahram Haroutunian said: ‘This does not mean people who do not have type 2 diabetes should be taking diabetic drugs to improve their Alzheimer’s disease.

‘That would not be ethical, but the findings could lead to a more targeted treatment for people with Alzheimer’s, given what we now know.’ Evidence is building tpeople with type 2 diabetes may be at greater risk of dementia, with experts suggesting four out of five people with Alzheimer’s also have this type of diabetes.

Most people whose brains were analysed in the study took insulin or the cheap and common diabetes drug Metformin.

... Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, in which build-up of abnormal proteins causes nerve cells to die ...

The evidence from the brain capillaries suggests they reduce blood vessel abnormalities seen in Alzheimer’s disease, which may help to keep out toxins and bring in important nutrients.

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, in which build-up of abnormal proteins causes nerve cells to die.

Severe memory loss, forgetting close family members, familiar objects or places Becoming anxious and frustrated over inability to make sense of the world, leading to aggressive behavior Eventually lose ability to walk May have problems eating The majority will eventually need 24-hour care Source: Alzheimer's Association ...


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

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