Wow this is the first time I have heard of Diabetes type 3… that’s an hypothesis for Alzheimers that has been around since 2005 apparently. Read the whole article! And NB the reference to nitrates (in processed meats) in the quote.

 

What’s new is the thought that while diabetes doesn’t “cause” Alzheimer’s, they have the same root: an over consumption of those “foods” that mess with insulin’s many roles. Genetics have an effect on susceptibility, as they appear to with all environmental diseases. “Sugar is clearly implicated,” says Dr. de la Monte, “but there could be other factors as well, including nitrates in food.”

via Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes? – NYTimes.com.

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