Diabetes in midlife linked to faster mental decline

December 2, 2014 11:00 AM

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Diabetes in midlife linked to faster mental decline

Having diabetes in midlife appears to age the mind about five years faster than usual, scientists at Johns Hopkins University have found.

In the study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers drew data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) to follow about 15,800 middle-aged adults in the United States. They then evaluated their cognitive function during three of five periodic visits throug...

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