Dr. Scott Sanderson
An examination of the relation between glucose levels and dementia.
I recently read a thought provoking article recently with
some very interesting findings. It was published in the New England Journal of
Medicine in 2013. It’s a little thick with medical terminology but made some
very interesting discoveries. There are a lot of experts who are starting to
refer to dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease) as type 3 diabetes based on
findings similar to the findings in this study. Bottom line of the article:
even low levels of blood glucose elevation over time, will severely increase
risk for early dementia. So those levels that most doctors consider normal, may
be more dangerous than we realized.
It is the central adiposity or ‘belly fat’ that causes
insulin resistance and leads to chronically elevated glucose levels. This is
one of the leading causes of heart disease, stroke and now we realize,
dementia. It is very unfortunate that so many people suffer from disease that
can be prevented. Although our programs lead people to have more energy and
look better than they have in years, the part I like as a physician is the
prevention of these deadly diseases.
Sadly though, most people do not address the root causes of
their difficulties and so wind up carrying around a bunch of extra weight and
suffering from insulin resistance, chronic inflammation and disease. It’s also
the ‘belly fat’ that is pro-inflammatory. Until patients address the root
causes, which are very often hormone and metabolic imbalances, they will most
likely never succeed in losing the weight they desperately need to lose and in
fact, continue to decline.
I hope that you’re considering joining one of our programs
so that we can halt these processes that may already be at work inside of you.
Whenever you are ready to make the commitment to your health that will allow
you to feel terrific, look great and prevent chronic disease/disability, contact
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