Therapists Jenison MI

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.

West Michigan Counseling Center
(616) 666-5246
2874 Port Sheldon Road - Suite E
Hudsonville, MI
 
Duthler B Thomas Ph.D.
(616) 453-5491
830 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI
 
Madrid Psychological Associates
(616) 534-5445
4467 Byron Center Ave SW
Wyoming, MI
 
Pine Rest Lakeshore Clinics
(616) 741-3790
8333 Felch Street
Zeeland, MI
 
Full Life Christian Counseling
(616) 834-4602
100 Pine Street
Zeeland, MI
 
Lozer James Edd
(616) 532-1078
4243 56th St SW
Wyoming, MI
 
Rivertown Counseling
(616) 617-1188
2675 44th St SW
Wyoming, MI
 
Rivertown Counseling
(616) 617-1188
2675 44th St.
Wyoming, MI
 
Full Life Christian Counseling
(616) 834-4602
100 Pine Street
Zeeland, MI
 
Full Life Christian Counseling
(616) 834-4602
100 Pine Street
Zeeland, MI
 

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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