Diabetes not only accelerates aging but also slows down brain aging, according to a research journal called E-Life.
This is why the onset of diabetes can be easily prevented and thus many physical ailments can be avoided. Experts believe that type 2 diabetes can increase the rate of aging by 26% or accelerate the process.
Our brains are endowed with extraordinary abilities, such as practical memory, learning, learning, self-control, and flexible thinking. With age comes a decline in all of these functions, but in diabetic patients there is a 7 to 13 percent reduction in brain processing and other issues. Another implication is that type 2 diabetes can lead to a variety of brain disorders.
Specialists then took brain MRI scans of healthy people and people with diabetes and considered them. The brain was found to have a 13 percent lower incidence of brain-related gray matter in patients with diabetes than others. In this study, the ages of both healthy and sick people were the same.
Thus, there is a clear link between neurodegeneration and type 2 diabetes. Then the older the patient, the greater the effect. Overall, diabetes accelerates brain aging by 26%.
The study was conducted by Dr. Lillian Mojica Parody of Stony Brook University and her colleagues. “Diabetes causes physical and structural damage to the brain,” he said. Earlier investigations proved the same thing and now more evidence has been found.
Experts have announced that they will consider further biomarkers in the next phase, adding that treatment modalities will have to be devised in this regard.