In their book Infectious Diabetes, Doug Kaufman and Dr. David Holland describe a significant link between diabetes and cancer, pointing out that when our immune system is compromised and unable to fight off fungal invasions, we succumb to diabetes and cancer more quickly. Continue reading
This health e-letter concerns some recent news on the diabetes front. According to Japanese researchers, having diabetes will up your risk for dementia. Diabetes has been linked to cognitive problems before, but this new study shows that even pre-diabetes (blood sugar levels that are elevated higher than normal) raises the risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The Japanese researchers followed 1,017 men and women, age 60 and older. Each participant took a glucose test to determine if they were diabetic or pre-diabetic. The researchers then followed them for an average of 11 years. Two hundred and thirty-two of the participants subsequently developed dementia.
Now here’s where the study gets interesting. Continue reading