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Type 2 Diabetes Can Really Up Your Dementia Risk — What to Do About It

A new study says having type 2 diabetes for more than a decade by the time you're 70 doubles your risk of the disease.

A new study published in JAMA has found dementia is a major complication of diabetes. In fact, if you turn 70 and have had type 2 diabetes for more than a decade, you've doubled your risk for dementia compared to folks who are diabetes-free at 70. And, say the researchers, for every additional five years earlier that you were diagnosed with diabetes, (say at 55 instead of 60), there's a 24% increased risk of developing dementia.

Now, we know that controlling — even banishing — diabetes can seem daunting. There are plenty of ways and opportunities for us to remain sedentary, eat sugary, fatty snacks, increase metabolism-damaging inflammation and darken your future. But there is a way to make sure your inner light doesn't fade.

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