August 8, 2013
A person with diabetes tests his blood sugar level in Kamen, Germany. New research published in the Aug. 8 New England Journal of Medicine suggests a possible way to help prevent Alzheimer's disease: Keeping blood sugar at a healthy level. A study found that higher glucose levels, even those well short of diabetes, seemed to raise the risk for dementia.
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Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer’s disease — by keeping glucose at a healthy level.