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Jane's Blog Type 2 Diabetes May be a Contributing Factor for Dementia

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Jane's Blog Type 2 Diabetes May be a Contributing Factor for Dementia

Insulin is an integral hormone in the process of developing Type 2 diabetes. It is made by the pancreas to enable your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store future use. Diets high in refined carbohydrates (starches & sugars) and lack of exercise leads to Insulin resistance in which the body produces insulin but the cells are not able use it effectively. When muscle, fat and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin, they cannot easily absorb glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream, and the blood sugars elevate. As...

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Jane's Blog Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 2

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Jane's Blog Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 2

The formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are thought to contribute to the degradation of the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and the subsequent symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Amyloids are structures of proteins that become folded into a shape that allows many copies of that protein to stick together forming fibrils. The previously healthy proteins lose their normal physiological functions and form fibrous deposits in plaques around cells that disrupt the healthy function of tissues and organs. Nattokinase is a proteolytic enzyme extracted and purified from a Japanese food called nattō, made from fermented soybeans. Published in the...

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