Insulin resistance is tied to Alzheimer's disease risk factor

08/25/2010 | HealthDay News

A Japanese study showed that the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease-causing neuritic plaques was almost six times higher in diabetics with the highest levels of fasting insulin than in those with the lowest levels of fasting insulin. However, the researchers found no association between diabetes risk factors and neurofibrillary tangles, which also cause brain tissue destruction in Alzheimer's disease.

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