Dementia risk link to higher glucose levels

A study of more than 2000 US patients aged 65 or older without dementia found that, in people without diabetes, the risk of dementia was 18% higher for those with an average glucose level of 6.4mmol/L compared to those with an average of 5.5mmol/L during a mean follow-up of 6.8 years.

In people with diabetes, dementia risk was 40% higher for those with an average glucose level of 10.5mmol/L compared to those with an average level of 8.9mmol/L.

The authors said every incrementally higher glucose level was associated with a greater risk of dementia in

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