Therapists New Port Richey FL

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.

Spirit of Life MCC
(727) 845-6962
4133 Thys Road
New Port Richey, FL
 
Young Robert W Psychologist
(727) 848-0840
5413 George
New Port Richey, FL
 
Wasenda James Lmhc
(727) 375-1140
10537 State
New Port Richey, FL
 
Dies & Dies Psychologists
(727) 841-0044
6322 Rowan
New Port Richey, FL
 
Gagnon, Linda
(727) 844-3193
11442 Ridge
New Port Richey, FL
 
Merritt, Dr. Lisa, DOM, AP
(727) 376-8777
2200 Seven
New Port Richey, FL
 
Thompson, Christopher, DMD
(888) 295-3605
2202 Duck Slough
New Port Richey, FL
 
Delbeato Donald PhD
(727) 849-6261
8630 Government
New Port Richey, FL
 
Silver Lawrence A Lcsw Pa
(727) 232-0735
1815 Health
New Port Richey, FL
 
Helen Ellis Sleep Center
(727) 756-7660
1395 S Pinellas
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

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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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