Sugar Shown to be Detrimental for Brain Health
A recent Study about sugar reveals harmful effects that just can't be sugar coated!
What if you knew that your sugar consumption, while it may please your palette for the moment, is contributing to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia?
For years, doctors have seen the link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Yet, now, according to this recent study, high blood glucose levels in any individual can carry with it the same risk.
The study was of patients at a large health care system in Washington state. The researchers tracked the blood glucose levels of 2,067 patients for seven years, none who had dementia at the beginning of the study.
The results showed that higher blood glucose levels are associated with greater risk of dementia, even among people who don't have diabetes. The results of the study were published in The New England Journal of Medicine, where Dr. Paul Crane, the lead author and professor of medicine at the University of Washington was quoted. Dr. Crane said the study: "may have influence on the way we think about blood sugar and the brain."
It was found that, over the course of the study, about a quarter of the participants developed dementia of one kind, primarily Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia.
"We found a Steadily increasing risk associated with ever-higher blood glucose levels, even in people who didn't have diabetes." Dr. Crane said, and added that this was a consistent finding.
He said, "The association with dementia kept climbing with higher blood sugar levels and, at the other end of the spectrum, continued to decrease with lower levels."
While there is more to learn about the "why" there is ENOUGH evidence from this study and others to show that lowering blood sugar levels may be important to health.
As Dr. Medha Munshi, a geriatrician and endocrinologist who directs the geriatric diabetes program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, said the research "offers more evidence that the brain is a target organ for damage by high blood sugar"
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This article is from Awareness Life Magazine December 2012 issue