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This study found that diabetes in midlife was associated with a 19% greater cognitive decline over 20 years.

Comment: Diabetes has systemic effects on the cardiovascular system and cerebrovascular system. The results of this study are not surprising, but it is helpful in that it quantifies the effect of diabetes on dementia.



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