High blood sugar may contribute towards Alzheimer's disease, new study finds

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Scientists have uncovered a mechanism that links high blood sugar with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation on Monday 4 May 2015.

The research was carried out in mice by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine. It showed that high levels of the sugar glucose, a symptom of diabetes, can increase the levels of a toxic protein called amyloid that is associated with Alzheimer's disease.

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