Alzheimer’s risk doubled in diabetes

Israeli researchers believe increased risk is due to the interaction between two peptides: amyloid beta and amylin, found in the pancreas and brain.

Researchers found both molecules present in the pancreas of patients with diabetes, and in both diseases their presence has been linked to disease progression. 

“This study may provide insight into the link between diseases and may pave the way to the development of drugs that could ameliorate neurodegenerative diseases by interrupting the interaction between the