Diabetes in midlife increases cognitive decline 20 years later, study findsBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7386 (Published 02 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7386
- Susan Mayor
People who have diabetes diagnosed in midlife have a higher risk of cognitive decline over the following 20 years than people with normal glucose levels, a prospective US study has shown.
Type 2 diabetes has previously been associated with dementia risk, but until now evidence of a link to cognitive decline has been limited.
Researchers followed up 13 351 adults who were aged 48 to 67 at the start of the study in 1990-92.1 The participants all lived in four US …