Brain affected in obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes

June 23rd, 2011 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

Adults with type 2 diabetes have reduced hippocampal and frontal lobe volumes in the brain. A new study looked at obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes compared to obese adolescents without type 2 diabetes and found significantly reduced hippocampal and prefrontal volumes and higher rates of global cerebral atrophy and HbA1c. This indicates that brain integrity it negatively impacted by type 2 diabetes long before the onset of overt macrovascular disease. The authors called for more aggressive treatment of obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents Obese Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Ha… [Neurosci Med. 2011] – PubMed result