Research shows that type 2 diabetes may shrink the brain
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April 30, 2014
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Research shows that type 2 diabetes may shrink the brain
People with type 2 diabetes may lose more brain volume than is expected as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers said there may be two ways diabetes affects the brain: damage to blood vessels and brain-cell degeneration. The additional damage seen in the brains of study participants may be more like a disorder such as Alzheimer’s. The researchers cautioned that they don’t yet know if diabetes causes the brain shrinkage and if treating diabetes will prevent or slow it.

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