Weight loss improves memory in type II diabetes

25 May

A thesis from Umeå University titled “Brain function and glucocorticoids in obesity and type 2 diabetes including effects of lifestyle interventions.”  From the conclusion:

” Cortisol levels are linked to prefrontal brain structure and, at least in type 2 diabetes, lower memory performance. Furthermore, the dysregulated GC metabolism in obesity can be reversed by long-term diet- induced weight loss. Finally, dietary interventions with associated metabolic improvements alter functional brain responses during memory testing, including increased activation of the hippocampus. Whether these changes are linked to alterations in GC exposure and mediate improved cognition requires further study. “

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