A recent study suggests that Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease might be the result of a longer life period, with changed insulin operation being the common cause. A new review led by an old psychiatrist, Professor Simon Lovestone who works at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, discovered that human were nearly unique in being diagnosed by Alzheimer’s disease. Although this study is the first ever to show unambiguous signs of such disorders in a wild animal.
Professor Lovestone expressed his surprise by stating the rarity of finding signs of a full-fledged Alzheimer’s disease in a non-human brain. Professor Lovestone also works as a researcher for Oxford University Department of Psychiatry and acts as a lead for dementia theme for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Center (BRC). His study showed clear proof of the tangles and plaques of protein that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease inside the brain of a wild animal.
Humans are also distinct in terms of living a long life after they are able to reproduce; fertility in both women and men decreases steeply near the age of 40, but people can still go on to have a life of about 110 years long. Other animals show the signs of mortality shortly after the fall of their years of fertility.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia journal published a study where researchers performed tests on dolphins with the idea that Alzheimer’s disease might be linked with living long after completion of fertility. The researchers tested brains of dolphins which had perished after washing up on shores of coasts in Spain and found signs of Alzheimer’s disease.