How Caffeine Can Prevent Memory Loss In Diabetes

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 14:40 in Health & Medicine

Badly controlled diabetes are known to affect the brain causing memory and learning problems and even increased incidence of dementia, although how this occurs is not clear. But now a study in mice with type 2 diabetes has discovered how diabetes affects a brain area called hippocampus causing memory loss, and also how caffeine can prevent this. Curiously, the neurodegeneration that Rodrigo Cunha  from the Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology of the University of Coimbra in Portugal see caused by diabetes is the same that occurs at the first stages of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, suggesting that caffeine (or drugs with similar mechanism) could help them too. read more

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