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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Effects Of Blood Sugar On Short-Term Memory

The new study found that among people without type 2 diabetes, lower blood sugar is associated with better memory. (Rob Boudon/Flickr)

The new study found that among people without type 2 diabetes, lower blood sugar is associated with better memory. (Rob Boudon/Flickr)

A new study in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds that even small elevations in blood sugar can influence short-term memory, decreasing our ability to do things like recall words.

The study fits with a larger body of evidence that finds elevated blood sugar puts people at higher risk of cognitive decline.

NPR Food and Health Correspondent Allison Aubrey joins Here & Now’s Robin Young.

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