Beyond your Heart...other risks high cholesterol
- Memory loss.
A recent study of almost 10,000 people in northern California found
that people who had high cholesterol levels in their 40s were about 50
percent more likely to develop Alzheimer?s disease than those with low
cholesterol levels midlife. Although the greatest risks were seen in
people with total cholesterol levels of 249 to 500 milligrams/deciliter,
even cholesterol levels of 221 to 248 raised risks by about 30 percent.
A study from France found that at age 55, people with 40 mg/dL or less
of high-density lipoproteins (HDL, or "good" cholesterol) were 27
percent more likely to experience memory loss than their counterparts
with high HDL levels (above 60 mg/dL). By age 60, the increase in memory
loss risk for those with low HDL rose to 53 percent compared to the
high HDL group.
Reviewed By: Kerry Prewitt, M.D., FACC
Read more: http://www.ivillage.com/beyond-your-heart-other-risks-high-cholesterol/4-a-116867?p=2#ixzz12YzITtze
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