Do You Know YOUR Alzheimer’s Risk?
This common test identifies your risk of cognitive decline.
We may not know how to cure Alzheimer’s, but here’s what we DO know:
The earlier you are diagnosed, the more successful you’ll be at slowing or halting its progression.
That’s why this latest news is so exciting…
Researchers have recently identified a test that can predict your risk of cognitive decline over the next 10 years.
This isn’t test that’s still in development or waiting to be approved.
It’s already in use — in fact, you may have already had one.
Researchers studied data from 961 participants averaging 55 years old who took part in the Health 2000 Survey of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare from 2001-2002, as well as its follow-up in 2011.
The study specifically evaluated the connection between high blood glucose levels in the two-hour glucose tolerance test and future memory problems.
The two-hour glucose test identifies abnormalities in the way your body handles glucose after a meal. It’s a key test because it often picks up on a problem before your fasting blood glucose level becomes abnormal.
The researchers found that an abnormal two-hour glucose tolerance test was associated with weaker performance on a test of episodic memory 10 years later.
A decline in episodic memory is one of the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
The association remained even after accounting for other risk factors like age, blood pressure, smoking, type 2 diabetes, etc.
I’m not surprised by this connection. After all, type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and memory disorders.
Plus, other risk factors for diabetes, like metabolic syndrome, obesity, and decreased insulin sensitivity are also associated with an increased risk of memory problems.
Normal results should be below 140 mg/dL.
140-199 indicates impaired glucose tolerance, which is also called prediabetes.
And of course, 200 or over is an indicator of type 2 diabetes
If you’re in the prediabetes range, you’re not only facing a higher risk of diabetes… but of everything that goes along with it.
The time to act is now.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
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