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2010-11-12 08:06:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Contrary to earlier studies, this long-term study suggests that cholesterol levels in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer's disease. The results suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age could be a better predictor of developing the detrimental disease. "While some studies suggest that cholesterol is a risk factor for dementia, others have not replicated this finding, so the possible association has been under debate,"...

2010-11-10 18:28:20

Contrary to earlier research, a new, long-term study suggests that cholesterol level in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the November 10, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, the results suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age could be a better predictor of developing the memory-robbing disease. "While some studies...

2010-11-10 18:26:27

Johns Hopkins-led research finds decline in cholesterol levels over time put more women at risk High cholesterol levels in middle age do not appear to increase women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia later in life, new Johns Hopkins-led research finds, despite a body of scientific evidence long suggesting a link between the two. What the study, published online in the journal Neurology, does find is that women whose cholesterol levels decline from middle age...

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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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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