ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE- UNOFFICIALLY THE “TYPE 3 DIABETES”
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other vital mental functions. In India, more than 1 million cases are seen per year. Researchers at Albany University (New York) have done a breakthrough study that shows that Alzheimer’s disease may be the late stage of Type 2 diabetes. It’s been seen in multiple studies that individuals with Type 2 diabetes show sharp reduction in cognitive function and almost 70% of them eventually develop Alzheimer’s disease. It is observed that Alzheimer’s represents a form of diabetes that involves brain and has molecular and biochemical features that overlap with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They also called it Type 3 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a result of insulin resistance in muscles, liver and fat cells, whereas Alzheimer’s is a result of insulin resistance in brain. People who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes produce extra insulin which disrupts the brain chemistry by producing toxic proteins. The protein that forms in Alzheimer’s is the same protein formed in Type 2 Diabetes.
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