Diabetes starts to SHRINK our brains in middle age before reducing our mental capacity in retirement, study suggests
Author: Colin Fernandez
Diabetes starts to shrink the brain in middle-age and causes accelerated mental decline in retirement, research suggests.
Scientists found elderly people with type 2 diabetes experienced a significant decline in memory and verbal fluency over a five-year period.
Alarmingly, they found the participants – who were aged 68 on average at the beginning of the study – were already showing signs of damage to their brains which they believe had started many years before.
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