#TOTW from 22-06-16 ‘#Alzheimers and #Diabetes’

Ciao!

After a week off for my birthday i’m back with #TOTW, for which this week I have chosen:

I wasn’t aware of the link between and until I read this article – interesting http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/21/drugs-used-to-treat-diabetes-could-cure-alzheimers-experts-say/

“Scientists believe that the two conditions are so similar that medications already used to control levels of glucose and regulate diabetes could also halt the onset of dementia.”

I wasn’t aware of the link between the two, either way, before I read this article. Interesting. It just goes to show that there is so much research going on that most of us probably have no knowledge of. Hopefully by me sharing the articles and stories that I do there may be a few more people at least that get to find out about some of these interesting developments!

#ReadLearnShare

Cheers!

ben 🙂

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#TOTW (from 05-11-14): Alzheimer’s disease: common diabetes drugs could bring back memories

This has been an interesting week for dementia research, and it’s really a double #TOTW as there have been 2 really positive news stories relating to the latest research:

‘s disease: common drugs could bring back memories

and

Weekly injection could prevent ’s disease

The first link tells of research that has found how the drugs Liraglutide and lixisenatide, currently used to increase insulin production in people with diabetes may help slow or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s. The second link explains how scientists have found a way to help get drugs through the blood-brain barrier and thus make them more effective.

Two for the price of one – go on…still won’t take up more than 10 minutes of your time and hopefully you’ll learn something, just as I did!