It’s great that you and I are probably going to live longer, but the idea of being mentally impaired by dementia is terrifying. Dementia affects more people than you may be aware of: for that reason it makes a lot of sense to do what we can to prevent it.

The reviewed research evaluated the relationship between glucose levels and the risk of dementia (Crane PK, et al. 2013). The researchers used 35,264 measurements of glucose levels and 10,208 measurements of glycated hemoglobin levels from 2067 participants without dementia to examine the relationship between glucose levels and the risk of dementia. Glycated hemoglobin is a measurement of long-term glucose control. The average follow up time was 6.8 years and there were participants both with and without diabetes included in the study.

The results documented that higher glucose levels were related to an increased risk for dementia both in participants without diabetes as well as participants with diabetes.

Just by making some changes to the composition of your meals you can reduce the risk of dementia. Click here to find out how you can learn to modify your diet and reduce your potential for dementia.




Crane PK, Walker R, Hubbard RA, Li G, Nathan DM, Zheng H, Haneuse S, Craft S, Montine TJ, Kahn SE, McCormick W, McCurry SM, Bowen JD, Larson EB. Glucose levels and risk of dementia. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 8;369(6):540-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1215740.
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  • Category: Brain
  • Author: Didrik Sopler
  • Published: 2020-03-28
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