Optimizing Your Lipids and Blood Sugar NOW Can Decrease Risk of Alzheimer’s Later
BySarah Axtell, ND •April 15, 2022
Here are Lakeside we are passionate about disease prevention. This preventative medicine study recently published in the journal, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, suggests that managing cholesterol and blood sugar in early adulthood can decrease Alzheimer’s risk.
Low HDL levels (“good cholesterol”) and high triglycerides as early as age 35 yo is associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s. High blood sugar levels between ages 51 and 60 is associated with Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in the future.
Alzheimer’s and dementia are now referred to as metabolic diseases. In fact, Alzheimer’s is often termed “type 3 diabetes” because of the profound connection between sugar negatively affecting memory and cognition.
NOW is the time to take steps to be healthy and prevent chronic and degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. This disease is less driven by genetics and more driven by environmental factors, which are in our control!
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Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.