Eva Feldman, MD, PhD , a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan, explained her skepticism: “My concern, which is shared by many neurologists, is that this invasive procedure … has not definitively been
“For the average person, the benefits of sport participation, whether it’s contact collision, or something else, far outweigh the risk,” said Dr. Steven Broglio. “But that doesn’t mean there isn’t risk involved when you play a sport.”
Depending on the type of ALS, "the extent that disease can be explained by genetic factors is only about 8% to 60%," explains Dr. Eva Feldman. "We suspected the presence of what we term the ALS 'exposome', which is the sum of toxic environmental exposures that increase risk."
"Regardless of the underlying mechanisms, preventing these conditions in people with type 2 diabetes is critical to maintaining brain health. Educating the public on the risks that diabetes poses to preserving a healthy brain is part of our mission," said Dr. Eva Feldman.
"This study is critical to our understanding of how diabetes affects brain health and lays the groundwork for a larger, longitudinal study addressing how persons with diabetes can maintain a healthy brain," said senior author Dr. Eva Feldman.
Dr. Lewis Morgenstern noted that some people with early mild cognitive impairment “are likely still able to drive safely and that driving enhances their independence and preserved role in the community.” He advises caregivers to speak to the person’s GP about safety issues with cognitive impairment, including driving and home safety.