By Dr. Fred Pescatore, M.D. M.P.H. C.C.N.
If you want to stay healthy, it is becoming clearer and clearer that you have to keep your blood sugar under control. In fact, a new study shows that even blood glucose levels in the high end of the normal range appear to cause some significant problems.
In a sample of randomly selected older middle-aged people, high normal levels of fasting plasma glucose were significantly associated with hippocampal and amygdala atrophy over 4 years. In plain English, even if you’re not officially diabetic, elevated blood sugar can literally shrink your brain.