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Poor heart health increases Alzheimer’s risk

A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The study, published online Feb. 19 inCirculation, associates heart function with the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Participants with decreased heart function,...

Low sugar uptake in brain appears to exacerbate Alzheimer’s

A deficiency in the protein responsible for moving glucose across the brain’s protective blood-brain barrier appears to intensify the neurodegenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new mouse study from the Keck School of Medicine of...

The connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease are connected in ways that aren’t completely understood. Though not all research confirms the connection, many studies indicate that people with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, are at higher risk of eventually developing...

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