Landmark Study Shows Link Between Chronic High Blood Sugar and Cognitive Impairment

Filed under: In The News — @ August 12, 2006

It’s tough to keep up with the mounds of convincing research that continue to pour in, which show the link between eating too much sugar or refined carbs and developing one health problem or another.

Just this week, yet another landmark study–this one in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging–looked at nearly 2,000 post-menopausal women (1,983 females with an average age of 67) over a period of four years and found that chronically elevated blood sugar is associated with an increased risk of developing either mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. Now, one of the things that’s interesting about this study is that most of these women didn’t have diabetes.

The authors conclude,

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