Therapists Beaver Dam WI

People with this condition, which can be brought on by excess weight and lack of exercise, have trouble processing glucose. Most people don't even know they have it, and experts think millions of Americans may be affected.

Integrated Counseling Center LLC
(920) 651-9264
401 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI
 
Connections Counseling
(608) 221-1500
1334 Applegate RD
Madison, WI
 
Center For Christian Counseling
(608) 274-8294
5310 Wall St Suite 500
Madison, WI
 
Connected Counseling Services
(608) 260-9466
1008 Fish Hatchery RD
Madison, WI
 
Jennifer M. Warner Counselor
(608) 251-6590
780 Regent Street
Madison, WI
 
A A D R S Anxiety Addiction & Depression Recovery Services
(414) 540-2170
8405 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI
 
Infinite Relationships LLC
(608) 848-8000
951 Kimball Lane, Ste 206
Verona, WI
 
Adkins Counseling Services
(414) 265-5141
2947 N Dr Martin Luther King Dr
Milwaukee, WI
 
Neurofeedback and Counseling Services
(608) 279-3849
313 Price Place
Madison, WI
 
Current Initiatives Counseling Service
(414) 616-2296
6815 W Capitol DR
Milwaukee, WI
 

Banish Bad Memories

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If you’re looking for another reason to hit the treadmill, read on—and clip this story in case you forget. Experts have known for years that diabetes can lead to memory loss, but a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirmed that insulin resistance, a pre-diabetic condition, can cause forgetfulness, too.

People with this condition, which can be brought on by excess weight and lack of exercise, have trouble processing glucose. Most people don’t even know they have it, and experts think millions of Americans may be affected.

In the study, a researcher gave 30 men and women a few memory tests, then injected them with glucose (about two doughnuts’ worth). He then took blood samples to measure how fast the glucose was cleared from the blood. Those whose glucose processing was sluggish demonstrated poor short-term memory—and brain scans indicated that their hippo-campuses, a key part of the brain responsible for short term memory, were actually smaller.

The results could have huge implications for baby boomers worried about becoming forgetful as they age. “Many people who are overweight don’t care and don’t exercise, but those same people are alarmed at the prospect of losing their cognitive function,” says Antonio Convit, a psychiatrist at the New York University School of Medicine who led the study. “The beauty of this study is that it offers motivation to do something about it.”

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