Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Search posts:

Cholesterol May Predict Alzheimer's Marker

Posted Jan 16 2014 10:20pm

Previously, a number of studies have suggested a link between cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease, specifically because risk factors of the former – including hypertension and elevated cholesterol – are also risk factors for the latter.  Bruce Reed, from the University of California/Davis (California, USA), and colleagues studied data collected on 74 men and women, average age 70 years, who had normal to mildly impaired cognitive function. The team studied the subjects’ cholesterol levels, as well as measured brain deposits of beta amyloid protein.  They found that on average, participants who had higher levels of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL, “bad”) cholesterol and lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "good") cholesterol had higher levels of amyloid in the brain. Observing that: "Elevated cerebral [beta-amyloid] level was associated with cholesterol fractions in a pattern analogous to that found in coronary artery disease,” the study authors posit of “an important role for cholesterol in [beta-amyloid] processing.“

Bruce Reed; Sylvia Villeneuve; Wendy Mack; Charles DeCarli; Helena C. Chui; William Jagust. ” Associations Between Serum Cholesterol Levels and Cerebral Amyloidosis.” JAMA Neurology, 30 Dec. 2013.

One of the largest and longest-treatment trials involving Alzheimer's patients supports the utility and efficacy of alpha-tocopherol to slow functional decline.
Nanoparticle delivery of luteolin, a naturally occuring antioxidant, shows potential to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
As little as one night of sleep deprivation raises markers that are linked to brain damage.
Mindfulness meditation may be useful to combat anxiety and depression, and to help manage pain.
Midlife lob-related physical and mental strain may precipitate more hospital stays later in life.
Due to significant differences in the mechanisms that cause hypertension, experts urge that women be treated earlier and more aggressively for the condition.
Antioxidant-rich foods – including oranges, whole grains, coffee, and tea – may help to lower the risk of cataracts, among aging women.
A person's patterns of LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol may influence the levels of beta amyloid protein in the brain, that typifies Alzheimer's Disease.
Adding an extra 2,000 steps of walking each day to your regular physical activity may lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke by as much as 8%.
People with memory and thinking impairments and a history of head trauma have levels of amyloid plaques 18% higher than those with no head trauma history.
People with memory and thinking impairments and a history of head trauma have levels of amyloid plaques 18% higher than those with no head trauma history.
The number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is now estimated at 44 million, and will reach 135 million by 2050.
Middle-aged men and women with elevated pulse pressure may be at a higher risk of having blood markers of Alzheimer's Disease later in life.
Shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality may raise a person's levels of beta-amyloid, an Alzheimer's disease biomarker.
Exercise may improve cognitive function in those at-risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, by improving the efficiency of brain activity associated with memory.
When is a mild slip of memory an early sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Researchers successfully grow a key type of human brain cell in the laboratory, and successfully transplant it for further maturation in the brains of mice.
A drug that controls type-2 diabetes may help to repair spinal cords affected by inherited neurodegenerative disease, in a mouse model.
Alzheimer’s Disease presently afflicts 5.2 million Americans with the number swelling to 13.8 million by 2050
Worse sleep quality may correlate to increased amyloid deposits in the brain, a marker of Alzheimer's Disease.
Anti-Aging Forum MLDP Join A4M
Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches