New findings from researchers at Royal College London show that cardiometabolic factors associated with type 2 diabetes, such as high blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol levels, may be associated with dementia in middle age.
Preliminary studies by researchers it shows People with diabetes are twice as likely as others to develop dementia in middle age. However, the exact reason for this connection and its reasons have not yet been determined by researchers.
A new study, recently presented at the 2021 British Diabetes Professional Conference, sheds light on this cause-and-effect relationship. Researchers have been studying the field for years and have studied the condition of more than 200,000 people with type 2 diabetes.
About 10 percent of those with diabetes develop dementia in middle age. The researchers examined their health status for blood pressure and cholesterol over a 20-year period.
Experts’ findings show that those diabetic patients with dementia also suffered from high blood pressure about 19 years before the diagnosis. However, those diabetic patients who do not have dementia have not had such a problem in previous years.
Despite the new findings, researchers emphasize that the link between diabetes and dementia cannot be definitively discussed, but new results show that careful management of cardiometabolic factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It can reduce the risk of dementia in middle age.
Experts also point out that while it is not yet possible to comment definitively on this theory, preliminary results suggest a close relationship between blood pressure and early detection of dementia is possible even 20 years earlier for patients with diabetes.