Navigation Links
High Cholesterol in Your 40s Increases Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Date:4/16/2008

CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with high cholesterol in their early 40s are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those with low cholesterol, according to research that will be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 12-19, 2008.

"Our findings show it would be best for both physicians and patients to attack high cholesterol levels in their 40s to reduce the risk of dementia," said study author Alina Solomon, MD, with the University of Kuopio in Finland. Solomon collaborated with Rachel Whitmer, PhD, senior author of the study and a research scientist with Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA.

The study involved 9,752 men and women in northern California who underwent health evaluations between 1964 and 1973 when they were between the ages of 40 and 45 and remained with the same health plan through 1994. From 1994 to 2007, researchers obtained the participants' most recent medical records to find 504 people had a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and 162 had vascular dementia.

The study found people with total cholesterol levels between 249 and 500 milligrams were one-and-a-half times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those people with cholesterol levels of less than 198 milligrams. People with total cholesterol levels of 221 to 248 milligrams were more than one-and-a-quarter times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.

"High mid-life cholesterol increased the risk of Alzheimer's disease regardless of midlife diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and late-life stroke," said Solomon.

Solomon says conclusions regarding high mid-life cholesterol and the risk of vascular dementia were difficult to formulate as there are several types of vascular dementia that may have slightly different risk factors.

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.

For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit http://www.aan.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Academy of Neurology
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking, Drinking, Cholesterol May Be Alzheimers Risk Factors
2. Caffeine May Block High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimers
3. Cholesterol, blood pressure control may reverse atherosclerosis in adults with diabetes
4. Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit
5. Pieces coming together in Parkinsons, cholesterol puzzle
6. Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues
7. Premature Delivery Linked to High Cholesterol in Moms Later
8. One-Third of U.S. Primary Care Physicians and Cardiologists Do Not Currently Prescribe Treatment to Meet HDL Cholesterol Targets as Recommended By National Guidelines
9. Study shows cholesterol-lowering power of dietitian visits
10. Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Tied to Tendon Woes
11. Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Ease Irregular Heartbeat
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... CE Certificate of Conformity for the Smart System® 20/20. CE Certification builds upon ... industry standards and specifications such as ANSI, ISO and proven test methods used ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Osteitis pubis ... type of groin injury, it occurs when the muscles around the pelvis become ... and around the lower torso, as well as accompanying tenderness and weakness. Without ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... EpiGentek , a Farmingdale, NY-based biotech ... methylation “gold rush” with their established portfolio of optimized assay kits that measure ... m6A , RNA methylation has received a new burst in interest as ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... , ... Janet Schloz is still in shock after receiving a $2,500 Academic Award from ... time,” she said. , She thinks the coming week is going to be a very ... have to help my students.” , The award will allow the 4th grade teacher at ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Sodium determination is consistently ... and require expert user knowledge. In a live webinar on April 11th and ... yet highly accurate, determination of sodium. , It has long been known that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... BOSTON , March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... company and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTK), a ... of innovative therapies based upon tetracycline chemistry, announced ... for the treatment of moderate to severe acne ... is a once-daily, oral, narrow spectrum tetracycline-derived antibiotic ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... -- Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL)today announced that its Board ... as Impax,s President and Chief Executive Officer and a ... Mr. Bisaro will succeed J. Kevin Buchi , ... Officer since December of 2016. With ... Bisaro, 56, is an accomplished global business leader who ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  PhaseRx, Inc. ... for life-threatening inherited liver diseases in children, today ... full year ended December 31, 2016 and provided ... "PhaseRx continued to make progress during the ... positive results from our non-human primate safety study, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: