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Study: Good cholesterol can prevent Alzheimer’s
Source: The Star, December 15, 2010
   
 

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.

The 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 to treat.

The 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.



   
     
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