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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as a causal factor for dementia is there sufficient evidence from interventional studies?

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Callisaya, M and Moran, C and Srikanth, V, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as a causal factor for dementia - is there sufficient evidence from interventional studies?, Australasian Epidemiologist, 20, (1) pp. 26-28. ISSN 1327-8835 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is associated with a 2-3 fold greater risk of incident dementia, possibly secondary to neurodegeneration and/or cerebrovascular disease. There is great interest in determining underlying biological mechanisms with the promise of interventions to reduce dementia risk. Interventional studies, although the highest level of evidence for causal relationships, are few in this regard. This review summarises the current state of play in interventions designed to modify diabetes-related mechanisms that may promote cognitive decline. It is clear at this stage that further work needs to be done to establish a clear causal relationship between diabetes and dementia.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:diabetes dementia
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Geriatrics and Gerontology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Health Related to Ageing
Author:Callisaya, M (Dr Michele Callisaya)
Author:Srikanth, V (Dr Velandai Srikanth)
ID Code:96974
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-11-26
Last Modified:2014-11-27
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