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Brain and Mental Performance

Diabetes and Hypertension Lead to Early Mental Decline

21 years, 8 months ago

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Posted on Sep 25, 2002, 2 p.m. By Bill Freeman

Mental decline in patients with diabetes or hypertension begins in middle-age, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Study leader Dr David Knopman, believes that the cognitive loss (seen in) diabetes and hypertension might make a person more susceptible to developing Alzheimer's disease in the future.

Mental decline in patients with diabetes or hypertension begins in middle-age, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Study leader Dr David Knopman, believes that the cognitive loss (seen in) diabetes and hypertension might make a person more susceptible to developing Alzheimer's disease in the future. Knopman and his colleagues then went on to say that their findings demonstrate that the two conditions need to be treated from the moment of diagnosis in order to prevent premature cognitive decline.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.bbc.co.uk on the 9th January 2001

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