Diabetes Could Increase Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

September 20, 2011 Updated Sep 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM EDT

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Diabetes Could Increase Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

September 20, 2011 Updated Sep 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM EDT

A new study finds that diabetes could increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a story on Health.com.

The study, which was conducted in Japan and involved more than 1,000 people over the age of 60, found that those with diabetes were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's within 15 years, according to the report.

Read the Health.com story HERE.