Monday, April 5, 2010

Low cholesterol is bad.....

This isn't particularly new but Seth just pointed it out and I wanted to make a note of it

“Cholesterol levels in men with dementia and, in particular, those with Alzheimer disease had declined at least 15 years before the diagnosis and remained lower than cholesterol levels in men without dementia throughout that period.” Body weight also declines before the diagnosis.
The abstract is here.

CONCLUSION: A decline in serum total cholesterol levels may be associated with early stages in the development of dementia.

Yet everyone thinks that lowered cholesterol is a good thing.

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