Controlling cholesterol may not help diabetic brain

February 5, 2014 12:13 AM

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Controlling cholesterol may not help diabetic brain

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that having Type 2 diabetes can increase a person's chances of impaired memory and thinking. But a new study suggests that intensive treatment of blood pressure and cholesterol levels in people with diabetes won't help lower that risk.

"The finding that intensive blood pressure lowering did not impact [mental] decline in patients with diabetes seems to be consistent with recent trials in patients with diabetes that [showed that] lower is not necessarily better," said one expert, Dr. Kevin Marzo, chief of cardiology at Winthrop-Uni...

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