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Some Diabetes Drugs Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

People taking certain drugs to lower blood sugar for Type 2 diabetes had less amyloid in the brain, a biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease, and showed slower cognitive decline than diabetics not taking drugs and people with diabetes. Find out more.

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“Beet” Alzheimer’s with Betanin

Beets get red from betanin. Betanin slows the accumulation of brain plaque, Alzheimer’s #1 culprit. Learn how. See NutritionFacts.org’s Dr. Greger on the way fresh beets fight dementia, and how much to eat or drink.

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More Evidence Alzheimer’s is a Type of Diabetes

MEMORY PROBLEMS are an early sign of Alzheimer’s & are linked to sugar (glucose) deprivation in brain cells. In diabetes, a well-known Alzheimer’s risk factor, cells are sugar-deprived. How likely does this make the Alzheimer’s-sugar-diabetes triangle?

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Iron is Aging Our Elders

During aging as well as during Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, iron accumulates in the human brain. Now, researchers found that in vertebrates, a microRNA called

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