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Hormone in Women Linked to Dementia, Study Finds
ABC News ^ | January 2, 2012 | Carrie Gann

Posted on 01/02/2012 4:20:38 PM PST by decimon

Researchers have found a possible connection between a hormone found in body fat and the risk of dementia, adding to the growing evidence on the potential link between the condition and diabetes.

A new study found that women with high levels of a hormone called adiponectin were at an increased risk of developing dementia. Scientists say the findings reflect the complicated and still unclear relationships between metabolism, hormones and the brain degeneration that occurs in dementia.

The researchers studied frozen blood samples from 840 of the participants from the large Framingham Heart Study, taken after the patients had been monitored for 13 years. In the 159 people who developed dementia, researchers found high levels of adiponectin.

Adiponectin helps the body use insulin to deliver fuels like glucose to different cells, such as the neurons in the brain. Study author Dr. Ernst Schaefer, a professor of medicine and nutrition at Tufts University, said he and his colleagues were surprised to find that women with high levels of the hormone had an increased risk of dementia.

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The researchers also found high levels of the hormone in the men with dementia, but Schaefer said there were not enough men in the study to establish a link as strong as the one in women.

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(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
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1 posted on 01/02/2012 4:20:44 PM PST by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy; conservative cat; ...

Ping


2 posted on 01/02/2012 4:21:24 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

so...being fat increases risk of dementia?


3 posted on 01/02/2012 4:25:57 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: decimon
Hormone in Women Linked to Dementia in men, Study Finds

Seems more reasonable.

4 posted on 01/02/2012 4:42:29 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll (To a liberal any Gov. program that is an utter failure is only so because there's not enough of it.)
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To: mamelukesabre
so...being fat increases risk of dementia?

I wouldn't automatically draw that conclusion. The hormone is in fat, but does everyone have the hormone? I've read that when a person is going into dementia/Alzheimer's he or she loses a great deal of weight in a short period of time.

The people I know that have Alzheimer's come in all shapes, sizes, and sexes.

5 posted on 01/02/2012 4:42:59 PM PST by madison10
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To: decimon

Hormone in Women Linked to Dementia, Study Finds

... haven’t we always known this??


6 posted on 01/02/2012 4:44:33 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: decimon

Hopefully, if I don’t have too many hormones, I won’t develop AD?


7 posted on 01/02/2012 4:45:34 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: decimon

So we’re naturally demented??


8 posted on 01/02/2012 4:51:17 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mamelukesabre
I think it was already known that obesity increases the risk of Alzheimer's:

http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/20061101/obesity-alzheimers-risk

9 posted on 01/02/2012 4:57:07 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Sacajaweau
So we’re naturally demented??

You go, girl!

10 posted on 01/02/2012 4:59:26 PM PST by decimon
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To: Silentgypsy
Hopefully, if I don’t have too many hormones, I won’t develop AD?

I guess you could go for hormone displacement therapy.

11 posted on 01/02/2012 5:00:37 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Darlin’, I’ve already refused HRT which is why I’m still alive.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 5:02:09 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: decimon
You go, girl!

Got the same reply from my daughter when I told her the FREE deals I got at Staples today!!

It's a sign right? She's humoring me right? That's what you're supposed to do with us "naturals", right??

13 posted on 01/02/2012 5:02:52 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: decimon
On a related topic-

Why do you think they called it PMS?

Because Mad Cow Disease was already taken

14 posted on 01/02/2012 5:02:56 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: decimon

Oops. “Displacement?” You might have something there! (Need new reading glasses.)


15 posted on 01/02/2012 5:26:09 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Since the late bronze age.
Nothing is new.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 5:33:53 PM PST by gfbtbb (The answer to your question will not be found here.)
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To: decimon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

I won’t say it.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 5:44:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: mamelukesabre
"Different people have different metabolic set points and that can change over the lifespan," said Dr. Samuel Gandy, professor of Alzheimer's disease research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "In one group, you have midlife obesity leading to late-life complications; in another group, there might be not obesity but instead late life weight loss, and that can also lead to complications."."

I think the article is saying this hormone can change the metabolism to increase or decrease fat to an unhealthy level and both scenarios can lead to dementia.

18 posted on 01/02/2012 5:49:24 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: hellbender

Don’t you think it’s kind of ridiculous that “obesity” is being blamed for EVERY medical problem?

I think someone just doesn’t want to see fat people.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 5:52:56 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: mamelukesabre

I don’t think that’s the bottom line. Likely it’s mostly that women have more body fat by nature, and have this hormone in it. They mention men but don’t have enough empirical study on it.


20 posted on 01/02/2012 5:54:28 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Not to worry.

18-80 blind, crippled or crazy....


21 posted on 01/02/2012 5:54:34 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SunkenCiv

How do you post a comment that is not in reply to anything? The “to X” part is blank.


22 posted on 01/02/2012 5:54:58 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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Like this?


23 posted on 01/02/2012 5:56:04 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Silentgypsy; decimon; SunkenCiv
Oops.

Right. A-Dee-DEE

I held out as long as I could Civ.

24 posted on 01/02/2012 5:57:32 PM PST by bigheadfred
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It is called CHEATING


25 posted on 01/02/2012 6:05:12 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: TruthBeforeAll
Hormone in Women Linked to Dementia in men, Study Finds
Seems more reasonable.

That would be estrogen.

26 posted on 01/02/2012 6:18:57 PM PST by TChad
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Or, maybe like this?


27 posted on 01/02/2012 6:29:07 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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How you do dat?


28 posted on 01/02/2012 6:42:10 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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29 posted on 01/02/2012 6:44:04 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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ping


30 posted on 01/02/2012 7:05:05 PM PST by misanthrope ("...Everybody look what's goin' down.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Lotta guys gonna be ducking and running after commenting on this thread, LOL!


31 posted on 01/02/2012 9:16:49 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

How so? Reagan had it.


32 posted on 01/02/2012 9:22:00 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TheOldLady

:’)


33 posted on 01/02/2012 9:50:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: bigheadfred

It’s gratifying that you’re at least attempting to manifest self restraint, ostensibly out of respect for my advanced years. New Year’s Resolution?


34 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:07 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Silentgypsy
New Year’s Resolution?

Show more restraint. ;-))

35 posted on 01/03/2012 11:19:36 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: CaptainK; decimon; austinmark; FreedomCalls; IslandJeff; JRochelle; MarMema; Txsleuth; ...
I think the article is saying this hormone can change the metabolism to increase or decrease fat to an unhealthy level and both scenarios can lead to dementia.

I didn't go to Yahoo News. I find it takes to long to download. This link goes to the actual citation, which is a FReebie. I only read a little beyond the abstract's conclusion. All it says is that there's a weird correlation between increased adiponectin levels and all cause dementia in women, an unexpected result, especially in type 2 diabetics, IMHO.

Biomarkers for Insulin Resistance and Inflammation and the Risk for All-Cause Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

FReepmail me if you want on or off the diabetes ping list.

36 posted on 01/08/2012 4:11:14 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: mamelukesabre

>> “so...being fat increases risk of dementia?” <<

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No.

Insulin resistance increases risk of dementia, and of weight gain also. (IOW “Type II diabetes” causes both +/-)


37 posted on 01/08/2012 8:19:08 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

No, like this!


38 posted on 01/08/2012 8:27:29 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: bigheadfred

>> “It is called CHEATING” <<

.
Had you cheated correctly, there would have been no “TO” link in your post.


39 posted on 01/08/2012 8:31:42 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

O RLY?


40 posted on 01/08/2012 8:33:17 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

There still was a “To” link in all of your posts. :o)


41 posted on 01/08/2012 8:35:50 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Interesting

I wonder if eliminating carbs and sugars to avoid the insulin issue would have any benefit on dementia?


42 posted on 01/09/2012 9:03:29 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: editor-surveyor

THat’s what I was talking about.


43 posted on 01/09/2012 9:05:13 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: editor-surveyor

testing


44 posted on 01/09/2012 9:06:16 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

>> “I wonder if eliminating carbs and sugars to avoid the insulin issue would have any benefit on dementia?” <<

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While carbs and sugar are not particularly desirable, they are a side issue. The cause of insulin insensitivity is consumption of polyunsaturated vegatable oils. Thay have been thrust at us as healthy, but the reverse is true. We need mostly saturated fats to properly form our cell membranes so that they will allow permeability, and proper metabolism.

To better understand the issue go here:
http://www.cancertutor.com/Diabetes/Diabetes_Type_II.htm


45 posted on 01/09/2012 9:52:30 AM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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