This study looked at nearly 3,000 participants and observed that while metabolic syndrome does increase one’s risk for cognitive decline, high levels of inflammation exacerbated that risk. It is completely possible to decrease inflammation with diet and lifestyle changes and this appears to have a protective effect for dementia.
Welcome to the politics of sugar! This article breaks down the amount of hidden sugar in the most popular kids’ cereals and why these food labels don’t reflect accurate serving sizes. We know that high sugar diets directly link to many chronic diseases (diabetes, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive decline) by creating ongoing inflammation in the body. Not to mention the difficult behaviors sugar exacerbates in children (hyperactivity, attention deficit, low frustration tolerance, emotional highs and lows) and the researched addictive quality of sugar on our brains. We can do better.
Inflammation, Defective Insulin Signaling, and Mitochondrial Dysfunction as Common Molecular Denominators Connecting Type 2 Diabetes to Alzheimer Disease
There is a strong link between Type II Diabetes and Alzheimer’s. The common thread: inflammation. Balancing our blood sugar by eating regular healthy meals and avoiding sugary food and drinks is critical for avoiding metabolic disease and declining brain function.
“it should be possible to develop anti-inflammatory approaches that may not cure AD but will likely help slow the progression or delay the onset of this devastating disorder.” Inflammation can be directly addressed with diet and lifestyle.