Insulin via the nose may improve memory in Alzheimer's patients

07/14/2010 | Reuters

A study of 109 nondiabetic patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment found that those who were given insulin through their nose using a nebulizer twice daily for four months performed better in memory tests compared with those who were given a placebo. The study also found that insulin-treated patients who underwent a spinal tap had improved levels of key proteins linked with the disease.

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