“… the effect of current management of type 2 diabetes on the risk of dementia is incompletely understood.” How does that sentence sit with you? It comes from recent paper entitled, Healthy Lifestyle Keeps Dementia at Bay in Patients With Diabetes.
Since fungal mycotoxins not only cause endocrine dysfunction and can therefore induce diabetes, some, including penicillin, are neurotoxic and can therefore induced dementia. Technically, the headline is accurate! I’ll give them credit for that! This was a large study that included 90,000 patients who had Type 2 diabetes. Seven lifestyle factors including a healthy diet (per American Heart Association – AHA), physical activity, A1c under 7, blood pressure under 130/80, body mass index of 20-25, urine albumin and smoking were considered. Those who had 5-7 “unhealthy” lifestyle positives, per the above data, had a whopping 88% increase in the risk of dementia.
I’d imagine that they would have gotten a 100% correlation between diabetes and lifestyle, if they would have factored mycotoxin intake, like the number of antibiotics the patients took, or consumption of AHA approved foods like grains and alcohol, into the equation. To induce diabetes and cognitive decline, researchers give study animals fungal mycotoxins, so it makes sense that diet and other mycotoxin exposure (e.g. antibiotics) are key factors to preventing these diseases.