Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Tau Tangles in Brain (Dementia?)
Older people with type 2 diabetes have an elevated level of tau protein in their
As higher levels of tau in the CSF reflect greater accumulation of tau tangles in the brain, the results suggest that type 2 diabetes may contribute to this build-up of tangles, said author Velandai Srikanth, PhD, associate professor, medicine, and head of the Stroke and Aging Research Group, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
The finding might help explain why patients with type 2 diabetes have almost a two-fold increased risk
Their results were published online September 2 in Neurology.
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