Therapists Bellevue NE

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.

Sherry Hubbard, LIMHP, MFT, PC
(402) 292-7712
Great Plains Counseling Center
Bellevue, NE
 
Great Plains Counseling Center, LLC
(402) 292-7712
205 Galvin Road North
Bellevue, NE
 
Bellevue Saint Joseph Psychiatric Center
(402) 291-6789
3308 Samson Way
Bellevue, NE
 
Lewis J Abrahams DDS
(402) 592-1992
107 Highland Drive
Papillion, NE
 
Laura E Robinson PhD
(402) 658-0286
535 Fortune Drive # 150
Papillion, NE
 
Great Plains Counseling Center
(402) 292-7712
205 Galvin Road North
Bellevue, NE
 
Quality Living Inc
(402) 293-5500
2102 Harvell Cir
Bellevue, NE
 
Nebraska Medical Center - Louise K Jeffrey PhD
(402) 980-2068
535 Fortune Drive # 150
Papillion, NE
 
Cottam Psychological Service - Glenda Cottam PhD
(402) 331-8085
1246 Golden Gate Drive # 4,
Papillion, NE
 
Alegent Health Psychiatric
(402) 827-4300
1414 S Washington Street, # 202
Papillion, NE
 

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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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