Patients with type 2 diabetes and depression showed an accelerated cognitive decline in a series of tests compared with nondepressed patients, a new study found. The results suggest that a "potentially reversible factor may be promoting general cognitive decline in the broad population of patients with type 2 diabetes. Since dementia is one of the fastest growing and most dreaded complications of diabetes, our findings may be important for public health," researchers wrote in JAMA Psychiatry.
Study backs depression link with cognitive decline in diabetes
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