" French research has found older women with both diabetes and high oestrogen levels could be more likely to develop dementia. "
Diabetes and high oestrogen levels in older women possible dementia risk

Research from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research has found older women with both diabetes and naturally high oestrogen levels are 14 times more likely to develop dementia than women without diabetes.

Alzheimer’s Society UK’s, Director of Research and Development, Dr Doug Brown, said it was surprising to see that older women with both naturally high oestrogen levels and diabetes were so much more likely to develop dementia in the study, which was published in the journal Neurology.

Dr Brown said as this only applied to ten women, who had both diabetes and high oestrogen much larger studies needed to be conducted before reaching any conclusions.

You can find out more about the study at Alzheimer’s Society or visit SBS news.

 

 Posted: February 3rd, 2014
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