So-called "good" cholesterol, known by its initials as HDL-C, plays an important role in maintaining memory in later life, according to a study published Monday.
How the test was doneThe paper appears in the US journal Ateriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, published by the American Heart Association.
The test comprised the ability to recall the maximum number of words in a 20-word list. "HDL-C levels are potentially modifiable, and our results show that low HDL-C is associated with poor memory and decline in memory in
middle-aged adults," the study said.
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