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Diabetes can cause your brain to SHRINK and age it by two years every decade, researchers warn
The London Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2014 | Mark Prigg

Posted on 04/30/2014 11:26:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Type 2 diabetes could cause the brain to age by up to two years every decade a person has the disease, researchers have claimed.

It is the first time diabetes has been linked to a change in the size of the brain.

The study also found that, contrary to common clinical belief, diabetes may not be directly associated with small vessel ischemic disease, where the brain does not receive enough oxygenated blood.

'We found that patients having more severe diabetes had less brain tissue, suggesting brain atrophy,' said lead author R. Nick Bryan, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology at the Perleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

'They did not seem to have more vascular disease due to the direct effect of diabetes.'

According the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1.9 million more are diagnosed with the disease each year.

Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes.

In type 2 diabetes, either the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin that is produced.

The ADA estimates that, based on current trends, as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in the year 2050...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: brain; diabetes; illness; medical
Well, that explains it.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 11:26:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Coconut oil is supposed to provide the nutrients to fight brain aging.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 11:45:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

Let me look into that. Any suggestions on types and brands?


3 posted on 04/30/2014 11:49:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only recommendation I can make is to make sure it’s real coconut oil.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 11:56:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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“Coconut oil is supposed to provide the nutrients to fight brain aging.”

I looked for coconut oil at the grocery Monday, expecting something like olive oil, and what I found was something looking more like white lithium grease...

How can they call that “oil”?


5 posted on 04/30/2014 11:57:41 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/coconut-oil-attenuates-effects-amyloid-%CE%B2-cortical-neurons-vitro


6 posted on 05/01/2014 12:00:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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cause brain to SHRINK and age it by two years every decade

Hmmm...Most brains age tens years every decade, but brains afflicted by this only age two years ever decade??

BTW, I think my brain shrinks when I watch TV.

7 posted on 05/01/2014 12:09:03 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s not the only thing that shrinks, but I can’t remember what the other thing that shrinks is.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 12:12:25 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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>> Type 2 diabetes could cause the brain to ...

Really? Even if sugar levels are kept in check?


9 posted on 05/01/2014 12:13:25 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3149135/posts
10 posted on 05/01/2014 12:46:35 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are different ways of processing that affect the end product but it has been too long since I did my research. I have found a brand we like so that’s what we buy.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 12:50:01 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Gene Eric

I guess once you get diabetes - you are saddled with some of its consequences despite watching one’s sugar level.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 12:54:23 AM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bm


13 posted on 05/01/2014 1:15:10 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve had type II for the longest time, and I’ve never noticed any... uh... oh, what was I gonna say...?


14 posted on 05/01/2014 2:07:11 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: babygene

When it gets warmer, it becomes a clear liquid. It just happens to have a higher solid temperature than olive oil.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 2:15:30 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: dragnet2

Ha!


16 posted on 05/01/2014 2:28:22 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Republican1795.

Here’s a tip- stop eating all the sugar, and diabetes goes away.


17 posted on 05/01/2014 4:21:01 AM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not a bad trade off - brain only ages 2 years in a decade.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 4:27:07 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I knew a woman who had Type 2 for many years, lived to age 90, and was sharp as a tack. Nobody told her that her brain shrunk.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 4:44:32 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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age by up to two years every decade a person has the disease

Sounds like a good deal to me! My back feels like it ages for 20 years every decade.

20 posted on 05/01/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It made my peter shrink too


21 posted on 05/01/2014 6:58:57 AM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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We didn’t need to know that, but the way my brain has been working lately, I’ll forget it in 1.....2.....3..... it’s gone! :)


22 posted on 05/01/2014 7:05:15 AM PDT by Ditter
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