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Lower Blood Sugars May Be Good for Memory
Even for people who don’t have diabetes or high blood sugar, those with higher blood sugar levels are more likely to have memory problems, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
“These results suggest that even for people within the normal range of blood sugar, lowering their blood sugar levels could be a promising strategy for preventing memory problems and cognitive decline as they age,” said study author Agnes Flöel, MD, of Charité University Medicine in Berlin, Germany. “Strategies such as lowering calorie intake and increasing physical activity should be tested.”
Lucia Kerti, Veronica Witte, Angela Winkler, Ulrike Grittner, Dan Rujescu, and Agnes Flöel, Md. Higher glucose levels associated with lower memory and reduced hippocampal microstructure. Neurology, October 2013