Does Insulin Resistance Degrade Myelin?

Does Insulin Resistance Degrade Myelin?

Imaging study suggests insulin resistance is linked to loss of myelin

Article on MedPageToday links insulin resistance to loss of myelin, multiple sclerosis and also alzheimer’s.

Demyelination is a known problem in multiple sclerosis, but O’Grady and his team wanted to investigate the relationship between myelination, insulin resistance, and other Alzheimer’s risk factors.

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Alzheimer’s Disease—Yes, It’s Preventable!

Good read from the Mercola website.

Story at-a-glance

  • An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and an estimated 600,000 more may suffer from an often misdiagnosed subtype called “hippocampal sparing” Alzheimer’s
  • Since there’s no conventional cure, the issue of prevention is absolutely critical if you want to avoid becoming an Alzheimer’s statistic. Evidence points to lifestyle factors, primarily diet, as the driving forces of dementia
  • Fat avoidance and carbohydrate overconsumption are at the heart of the Alzheimer’s epidemic
  • Risk of Alzheimer’s is doubled in type 2 diabetics. Alzheimer’s has even been dubbed “type 3 diabetes,” as the disease involves a lack of brain-produced insulin
  • Heart disease also increases your risk of dementia, as arterial stiffness is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in your brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease

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Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

Put down that diet pop.  A new study shows an association between diet soda and both stroke and dementia, with people drinking diet soda daily being almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia as those who consumed it weekly or less.

“This included a higher risk of ischemic stroke, where blood vessels in the brain become obstructed and Alzheimer’s disease dementia, the most common form of dementia,” said Matthew Pase, a Boston University School of Medicine neurologist and the lead author of the study published in the journal Stroke.

Read the article: Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia – The Washington Post

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