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Diabetic Women With Higher Estrogen Levels at Risk for Dementia

Bloomberg News reports on a new study published in Neurology that has found a link between levels of estrogen in women and their risk of dementia. The study looked at 5,644 post-menopausal women over the course of 5 years to determine if estrogen and testosterone were predictors of later dementia. Researchers found that women with high levels of estrogen had more than double the risk of dementia and, furthermore, that this effect was even stronger in women with diabetes, who showed a 14 fold risk of dementia. “Researchers called for further study of the topic ‘given the biological plausibility of this interaction and the expected increase in the number of elderly people with diabetes and/or dementia.’”

Read the article published by Bloomberg News.

Read the study in Neurology.