October 6, 2015
An elevated risk for impaired fasting glucose in young adults is independently associated with lower cognitive function in late adolescence, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Gilad Twig, MD, PhD, of Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Israel, and colleagues evaluated data from the Metabolic Lifestyle and Nutrition Assessment in Young Adults (MELANY) study on 17,348 normoglycemic adults (free of IFG and diabetes; 87% men; mean age, 31 years) to determine the relationship between cognitive function and risk for IFG. Data were available for participants’ general intelligence score (GIS) at age 17 years. Every 3 to 5 years at scheduled visits, participants’ fasting plasma glucose was measured. Follow-up was conducted for a median of 6.6 years.