Obesity & Diabetes
Diabetes & The Risk of Alzheimer's
As the body loses its ability to regulate sugar doctors now suspect that blood vessels within the brain begin to become damaged. Diabetes is now shown to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's and speeding up dementia once the damage begins.
What once was determined "vascular dementia" is blurring into the classical guidelines of an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Currently more than 5 million Americans suffer with Alzheimer's with this number expected to explode to our aging population and expanding waistlines.
Currently more than 18 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes and their risk of contracting Alzheimer's is estimated to be 300% greater than the general population.
What can be done? Correctivelifestyle measures including proper diet and significant amounts of daily exercise are recommended by medical specialists.
Obesity is the leading cause of one our country's greatest ailments, Type 2 Diabetes. In one study, people at high risk of diabetes decreased their risk 50% with consistent (daily) exercise like walking , combined with lower dietary fat intake and a 5%- 7% weight loss.
That is powerful information and illustrates that consistent daily use of a treadmill desk such as the TrekDesk can extend life and defend against the development of serious illness.
There is further research that illustrates a combination of weight loss, diet, and walking can in some instances reverse the onset of diabetes and further complications.