Brain Drain

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Patient Care | 0 comments

Brain Drain

Obesity, diabetes, and brain damage

“It’s well-known that type 2 diabetes can cause medical complications in certain organs, including the brain. But overweight and obese people with early-stage type 2 diabetes have more severe abnormalities in brain structure and cognition than normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

“Having type 2 diabetes and being overweight, then, can combine to have a greater effect on brain structures.”

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