Dementia is Diabetes of the Brain: Metabolic Health and Cognitive Decline

by Mike Mutzel


New research finds dementia is diabetes of the brain, here's the science and ways to prevent cognitive decline.




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Studies Mentioned:


Pereira, J. D. et al. Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review of proteomic studies. J. Neurochem. 156, 753–776 (2021).


Borovcanin, M. M., Vesic, K., Petrovic, I., Jovanovic, I. P. & Mijailović, N. R. Diabetes mellitus type 2 as an underlying, comorbid or consequent state of mental disorders. World J. Diabetes 14, 481–493 (2023).


Show Notes:


00:00 Alzheimer’s may be a neuro-endocrine disease associated with dysfunctional insulin signaling.

01:30 Long-term alcohol consumption can correlate with early onset dementia.

03:30 Weight gained in your 30s and 40s correlates with a much higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s in your 60s and 70s.

06:05 Type 3 diabetes represents a form of diabetes that selectively involves the brain.

07:30 Pre-diabetes in the elderly is 75%. This predisposes them to cognitive decline.

08:05 Insulin resistance strongly correlates with depression.

08:30 Diabetes predisposes you to cognitive decline.

09:00 Low carb/ketogenic diet significantly improves cognition and quality of life.

11:20 Insulin plays critical roles in the health of your brain.

11:40 Under muscled people over 60 have increased risk for cognitive decline.

12:00 Dementia starts in your 30s.


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