The Link Between High “Good” Cholesterol and Dementia Risk: What You Need to Know

2023-11-30 07:59:38

Australian scientists have linked excess “good” cholesterol to the risk of dementia

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People with abnormally high levels of high-density lipoprotein are at risk of dementia in old age. This conclusion was reached by scientists from Monash University in Australia. Research results published in The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific.

The authors of the work emphasized that the increased levels of “good” cholesterol in the patients with whom they worked were not associated with diet. Most likely, people had metabolic disorders.

The study participants were initially healthy older adults. 2,709 of 18,668 participants had abnormally high levels of high-density lipoprotein in their blood. Scientists monitored their health for six years.

It turned out that the risk of developing dementia in patients over 75 years of age with high levels of “good” cholesterol is 42% higher than in people with normal levels.

“We know that good cholesterol is important for heart and vascular health. However, we need more research to understand how very high levels of high-density lipoproteins in the body affect brain function,” admitted one of the study authors, Monira Hussain.

Previously, the doctor advised drinking green tea with nuts to lower cholesterol.

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Alexandra Maksimova


07:58, November 30, 2023

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