Diabetes treatments may help schizophrenia symptoms

People with schizophrenia are between two and four times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, but new research suggests treatment for diabetes may improve the cognitive function of those with schizophrenia.

Researchers from the University of Wollongong and China’s Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital, have uncovered a link between diabetes and schizophrenia, suggesting memory deficits found in schizophrenia could reflect disturbed glucose regulation.

The study revealed that patients with both schizophrenia and diabetes have greater cognitive impairment than those with either disease on its own.

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