Therapists Brentwood TN

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.

Chuck Sugar Christian Counseling
(615) 369-0650
205 Powell Place Suite 129 ,
Brentwood, TN
 
Fleesberg Evon /Dr
(615) 377-7687
5115 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN
 
Huff Terry Lcsw
(615) 627-4191
215 Centerview Dr
Brentwood, TN
 
Gaskill Maria LPC
(615) 370-4977
214 Centerview Dr
Brentwood, TN
 
Moore Psychology Services
(615) 595-6412
2000 Mallory Ln
Franklin, TN
 
Bellet Sieveking & Associates
(615) 371-1011
213 Ward Cir
Brentwood, TN
 
Godwin Alan E
(615) 376-4818
761 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN
 
Brown Cynthia Lcsw /Psychotherapt
(615) 370-5777
5200 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN
 
Waid John W PhD
(615) 791-1546
109 Holiday CT
Franklin, TN
 
Strang Louise Phd
(615) 778-0333
504 Autumn Springs CT
Franklin, TN
 

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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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