Adiponectin associated with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease risk in women

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Higher plasma adiponectin levels may be an independent risk factor for all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in women, according to data recently published in the Archives of Neurology.

“It is well established that insulin signaling is dysfunctional in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and since adiponectin enhances insulin sensitivity, one would also expect beneficial actions protecting against cognitive decline,” the researchers wrote. “Our data, however, indicate that elevated adiponectin level was associated with an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in women.”

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