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Cholesterol

12 November 2010

Cholesterol, dementia in women link unclear

A new study suggests the connection between cholesterol and dementia later in life isn't quite so clear-cut.

For years, doctors have been saying that keeping your cholesterol levels in check as you age is good for your brain as well as your heart, but a new study suggests the connection between cholesterol and dementia later in life isn't quite so clear-cut.

"Our findings highlight how risk factors can change over the course of a person's life span," said Michelle M. Mielke, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Hopkins and lead author of the study, which was published in the journal Neurology.

 

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