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Above average glucose level may boost dementia risk in people without diabetes

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4995 (Published 08 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4995
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1London

An above average level of glucose in the blood may increase the risk of developing dementia in older people—even among those who do not have diabetes, a known risk factor for the condition—a long term study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has indicated.1

The US researchers based their findings on 2067 randomly selected members of a healthcare system in Washington State, who were free of dementia when they enrolled into the Adult Changes in …

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