Diabetes can lead to Alzheimer's disease

People with diabetes are at risk of heart attacks or heart attacks at an early age, but this is not the worst. Diabetes also can affect the growth of the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia in old age, should be from a new study of Japanese researchers.

In a study of more than 1,000 men and women over 60 years found that people with diabetes are twice as likely to become ill with Alzheimer's disease over the next 15 years. Other types of senile dementia developed in them is 1.75 times more likely, reports CNN.

However, researchers do not understand how the relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, despite the fact that it's very different from the typology of the disease, the etiology of which little overlap.

Diabetes can lead to dementia, that is, literally - insane. Insulin resistance, which leads to high blood sugar and in some cases gives rise to Type II diabetes, which may interfere with the body's ability to break down the protein amyloid, whose forms create a plaque in blood vessels of the brain. They prevent the blood supply to the brain, which leads to the death of the cells and dementia.

Also, high blood sugar levels, as well as cholesterol, plays a role in clogging the blood vessels of the brain. This situation, known as atherosclerosis, can lead to vascular dementia, dementia that is generated by the congestion.