HealthDay - "Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics"

New York, NY
 – February 4, 2014  –– 

It's well known that having type 2 diabetes can increase a person's chances of impaired memory and thinking. But a new study suggests that intensive treatment of blood pressure and cholesterol levels in people with diabetes won't help lower that risk. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, tracked outcomes for nearly 3,000 people with type 2 diabetes who had no deficits in memory or thinking and showed no other signs of dementia at the beginning of the study. "Diabetes, along with its associated hypertension and cholesterol disorders, can significantly affect the small blood vessels in the brain," said Valentin Fuster, MD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart, the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
-Dr. Valentin Fuster, Director of Mount Sinai Heart, the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, The Mount Sinai Hospital
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