Chicago (U.S.A) - In addition to being good for the heart, high
levels of so-called “good” cholesterol may protect against Alzheimer’s disease,
US researchers said.
They found people over 65 who had the highest levels of high-density
lipoprotein, or HDL, were 60 per cent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s
disease over four years than people with the lowest HDL levels.
study points to a potential means of preventing Alzheimer’s, an incurable
brain-wasting disease that affects 26 million people globally and costs US$604bil
study by Dr. Christiane Reitz of Columbia’s Taub Institute in New York which
appeared in the Archives of Neurology
suggests that raising HDL can probably lower the frequency of Alzheimer’s
disease in the population.