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How can working out help prevent Alzheimer's disease when you have diabetes?

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Exercise will help your cells use insulin better and help you manage your blood sugar and avoid too much insulin in your blood and brain. Physical activity brings oxygen-rich blood to your brain, and it lowers your risk of heart disease.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Aerobic Exercise Improves Brain Function for People with Prediabetes," "Types of Activity: What We Recommend."

"Diabetes and Cognitive Decline," Alzheimer's Association, October 2015.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

"Alzheimer's Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: A Growing Connection," Alzheimer's Association, 2007.

De la Monte, S.M. November 2008. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology,

Harvard Health Publications: "What you eat can fuel or cool inflammation, a key driver of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions."

Chen, L. published online June 2, 2015. International Journal of Endocrinology,

Alzheimer's Association: "Brain Tour," "Brain Health: Stay Physically Active."

American Academy of Neurology: "Diabetes and Brain Tangles May Be Linked Independently of Alzheimer's Disease."

Kawamura, T. published online Aug. 29, 2012. Journal of Diabetes Investigation,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Aerobic Exercise Improves Brain Function for People with Prediabetes," "Types of Activity: What We Recommend."

"Diabetes and Cognitive Decline," Alzheimer's Association, October 2015.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

"Alzheimer's Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: A Growing Connection," Alzheimer's Association, 2007.

De la Monte, S.M. November 2008. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology,

Harvard Health Publications: "What you eat can fuel or cool inflammation, a key driver of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions."

Chen, L. published online June 2, 2015. International Journal of Endocrinology,

Alzheimer's Association: "Brain Tour," "Brain Health: Stay Physically Active."

American Academy of Neurology: "Diabetes and Brain Tangles May Be Linked Independently of Alzheimer's Disease."

Kawamura, T. published online Aug. 29, 2012. Journal of Diabetes Investigation,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 04, 2018

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