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The Diabetes Medication and Brain Function Rumour

Rumour: Diabetes medications, although intended for treating diabetes, can impact the brain

Truth: This is true.

According to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, when vildagliptin – a diabetes drug – was added to a regimen of energy restriction, patients saw a larger decrease in brain oxidative stress levels, increase in brain insulin sensitivity and mitochondrial function, and improve hippocampal synaptic cognition than energy restriction alone. Read more about the effects of diabetes drugs on the brain here.

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