Therapists Hastings 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.

Compass Point
(402) 463-5075
225 N. Saint Joseph Ave
Hastings, NE
 
Paskewitz George I Md
(402) 463-7711
715 N Saint Joseph Ave
Hastings, NE
 
McManamy, Amy, LMSW, LMHP
(402) 412-2244
3410 Futures Drive
South Sioux City, NE
 
Anderson-Demott Lynn Lcsw
(402) 330-1537
12728 Augusta Ave Ste 150
Omaha, NE
 
Authier Jerry Phd
(402) 333-8210
11414 W Center Rd
Omaha, NE
 
Psychological Services
(402) 462-2928
747 N Burlington Ave
Hastings, NE
 
Board of Mental Health Practice
(402) 471-2117
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE
 
Creative Paradigm Therapy LLC
(402) 517-5773
11912 Elm St Ste 119
Omaha, NE
 
Family Mental Health Clinic Pc
(402) 228-2533
1216 S 8th St
Beatrice, NE
 
Meadows Behavioral Health
(402) 564-9888
5124 23rd St
Columbus, NE
 

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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