More on Diabetes in Later Life as a Dementia Risk Factor (Diabetes Care)


Further epidemiological evidence indicates that diabetes onset in late life is a risk factor for dementia. A cohort study involving 169,114 new cases of dementia in Ontario (Canada) found that dementia risk was 16% higher among the subgroup with diabetes. Among the subgroup with diabetes, the risk of dementia was highest in those with pre-existing cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease and hypoglycaemia.

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Haroon, NN. Austin, PC. [and] Shah, BR. [et al] (2015). Risk of dementia in seniors with newly diagnosed diabetes: a population-based study. Diabetes Care, September 25th 2015, Vol.38(10), pp.1868-75. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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