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Serum Insulin and Cognitive Performance in Older Adults: A Longitudinal Study

The aim of this study was to examine the association of serum glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance with cognitive functioning 7 years later in a longitudinal population-based study of Finnish older adults. Methods Serum glucose and insulin were measured at baseline in 269 dementia-free individuals aged 65-79 years, from the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging, and […]

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An Amazing Story: The Discovery of Insulin

Recently, my brother Howard, a distinguished high school teacher of science in Washington, DC, sent me a present. It was a book he said that I had to read, and he was right! The book tells the fascinating story of the discovery of insulin and its early use in the limited number of patients who […]

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Marijuana Use & Insulin Control

Novel Study Reports Marijuana Users Have Better Blood Sugar Control Current marijuana users have 16% lower fasting insulin levels compared to non-users, according to an article published by The American Journal of Medicine. Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators. They found that current marijuana users had significantly lower […]

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