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2005-11-16 19:11:30

LONDON (Reuters) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly, French scientists said on Thursday. In a three-year study involving 342 Alzheimer's patients, they found that the illness did not develop as quickly in sufferers with high cholesterol levels who were given statins as in patients not taking the drugs. Professor Florence Pasquier, of the University Hospital in Lille, France, said the...

2005-11-14 13:00:00

By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS -- Taking fatty acids commonly found in fish along with cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins provides additional protection against heart attacks and other heart risks, according to a large Japanese study presented on Monday. The 18,645-patient long-term study tested the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) -- a form of omega-3 fatty acid -- plus statins versus statins alone in patients with high cholesterol. The study, presented at the...

2005-09-20 15:33:29

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Being overweight or obese, in the absence of high blood pressure, does not clearly increase the risk of death from heart attack or stroke, French researchers report in the journal Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. "The role of obesity and overweight as independent risk factors for (heart attack and stroke) is still debated," Dr. Athanase Benetos and colleagues from the Center d'Investigations Preventives et Cliniques in Paris write....

2005-07-12 09:54:41

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anyone who has ever renounced dessert and failed to be rewarded with low cholesterol levels may be able to blame it on genetics, a new study suggests. The study of 28 pairs of male twins -- one a lean athletic type, the other a bit rounder and sedentary -- found that brothers tended to show the same cholesterol response to high-fat and low-fat diets, even though their exercise habits were starkly different. Because identical twins share the same...

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2005-05-24 07:50:21

Study finds elevated lipid levels in old age may offer benefits HealthDay News -- High cholesterol is generally considered a risk factor for dementia, although studies examining that connection have yielded conflicting results. Now a new study in the May 24 issue of the journal Neurology suggests that high cholesterol levels in old age may reduce dementia risk. One possible explanation is that high cholesterol plays a protective role against dementia in the elderly, the study's U.S. and...