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Diabetes drugs could also treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease, experts reveal

(Daily Express) DRUGS used to treat diabetes could also be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, and vice versa, according to new research from the University of Aberdeen…
The study report said Alzheimer’s Disease and type 2 diabetes are so closely related that drugs currently used to control glucose levels in diabetes may also alleviate the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
The paper, published in the journal Diabetologia, found for the first time that dementia-related complications within the brain can also lead to changes in how the body handles glucose and ultimately diabetes. 
This is contrary to what was previously thought - that diabetes begins with a malfunction in the pancreas or a high fat, high sugar diet.
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