According to a study published in the journal E-Life, diabetes not only increases ageing but also accelerates brain ageing.
Type 2 diabetes, according to experts, can speed up the ageing process by 26 percent.
Our brains are gifted with amazing talents including practical memory, learning, self-control, and flexible thinking. All of these functions deteriorate with age, but diabetic people have a 7 to 13% reduction in brain processing and other problems. Another conclusion is that type 2 diabetes can lead to a wide range of mental illnesses.
After then, specialists looked at brain MRI images of healthy people and those with diabetes. Patients with diabetes had a 13 percent lower incidence of brain-related grey matter than those without diabetes. Both healthy and sick patients in this study were the same age.
As a result, neurodegeneration and type 2 diabetes are clearly linked. The effect is then amplified as the patient gets older. Overall, diabetes hastens the ageing of the brain by 26%.
Dr. Lillian Mojica Parody of Stony Brook University and her colleagues did the research. "Diabetes damages the brain physically and structurally," she explained. Earlier studies had confirmed this, and new proof has recently been discovered.
Experts have stated that other biomarkers will be considered in the following phase, and that therapeutic techniques will be developed in this regard.