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Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are growing as our population ages. The development of new treatments for these challenging diseases is critical to the health of our population. The rationale for these studies is derived from growing evidence that insulin contributes to multiple brain functions, and that insulin dysregulation can contribute to Alzheimer's disease. A better understanding of the role insulin plays in cognition may lead to new treatments and strategies for preventing dementia or delaying its onset.

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