Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease linked to high LDL cholesterol levels

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affair Medical Center (GA, USA) and Emory University (GA, USA) have discovered a link between high LDL cholesterol levels and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The results, which have been published in JAMA Neurology, could potentially aid clinicians to understand how the disease develops and what the possible causes are, including genetic variation. “The big question is whether there is a causal link between cholesterol levels in the blood and Alzheimer’s disease risk,” commented Thomas Wingo (Emory University), lead author of the study. “The existing data have been murky on this point. One interpretation of our current...

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