Learn how insulin may work to slow or prevent memory loss from Alzheimer's in this medical report.
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This is Insidermedicine in 60 From Illinois - According to research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, insulin may work to slow or prevent memory loss from Alzheimer's. Researchers treated the nerve cells of rats with insulin and found that doing so produced a protective effect. Furthermore, the effect was amplified when the cells were treated with the drug rosiglitazone, which increases insulin sensitivity. From Maryland - According to research in the journal Ophthalmology, despite prior concerns, cataract surgery does not seem to increase the risk for macular degeneration. In a study of over 4,500 patients who were examined every 6 months for up to 11 years, researchers found that those who underwent cataract surgery showed no significant differences with regards to the risk for age-related macular degeneration. And finally from Atlanta - According to research in the Journal Cancer, breast cancer risk is highest during the first three years of hormone therapy. In a study of over 67,000 postmenopausal women, it was discovered that the combination of estrogen and progesterone increased the risk of breast cancer far more than estrogen alone, and this risk was greatest within three years after starting HRT. However, no increased risk was found for women who used estrogen and progesterone for less than two years. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.