A study in the US finds modest increase in blood sugar levels meant an 18%
increased risk of dementia. Those with diabetes had a 40 per cent increased
Crane, P et al. New England Journal of Medicine (2013)
Twice as many people with high insulin levels developed dementia. People with the highest insulin had the worst memory.
J. A. Luchsinger, et al., Neurology, 2004
An Italian study shows the link between increasing insulin and worsening mental function.
A. M. Abbatecola, et al. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 2004
A six-year Swedish study showed that those with diabetes were 1.5 times more likely to develop dementia.
W. L. Xu, et al., Neurology, 2004
In California University researchers reported that postmenopausal
women with HbA1C levels above 7 per were four times more likely to develop
Yaffe, K, et al., Archives of Neurology, 2009
A study in Puerto Rica shows that those in the top fifth of sugar consumption had double the risk of poor cognitive function.
Ye X et al., British Journal of Nutrition, 2011
A US study shows the GL of the diet most accurately predicted who would start to experience a decline in memory.
Seetharaman S et al., J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015
Irish study finds the GL of a person’s diet, not GI or quantity of carbs, that most predicted decline in cognition.
Power S et al., European Journal of Nutrition, 2015
The GL of one’s diet is more predictive of pathological
changes associated with Alzheimer’s.
Taylor M et al., Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Dec
Brain shrinkage occurs even in high but ‘normal’ and
certainly common glucose levels.
Mortby, M et al. Cherbuin. PLoS One (2013)
Cognitive decline in overweight children is associated with a high GL diet.
Lakhan, S. E. & A. Kirchgessner. Nutr J (2013)