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Is diabetes a risk factor for alzheimers?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes it is.
Both diabetes and alzheimer's involve excessive inflammation, although the precise link is not clear. Diabetes accelerates vascular disease and there could be elements of brain ischemia that promote alzheimers.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is.
Both diabetes and alzheimer's involve excessive inflammation, although the precise link is not clear. Diabetes accelerates vascular disease and there could be elements of brain ischemia that promote alzheimers.
Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not exactly

Diabetes is a risk factor for vascular disease, which then causes dementia.
...Most commonly vascular dementia; the exact relationship between the development of true alzheimer's and other factor is not established yet...

In brief: Not exactly

Diabetes is a risk factor for vascular disease, which then causes dementia.
...Most commonly vascular dementia; the exact relationship between the development of true alzheimer's and other factor is not established yet...
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Dr. Alan Steinberg
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