Tag Archives: Cholesterol (HDL)

One More Genetic Link in the Longevity Enigma? (BBC News / Sanger Institute / Nature Communications)

Summary People living in the isolated Greek villages of Zoniana and Anogia have a noted tendency to live well into old age. They have a lower than expected incidence of cardiovascular disease, including heart problems, heart attacks and stroke. It … Continue reading

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Little Evidence of Saturated Fats Increasing Risks of Coronary Disease; or of Presumed Cardioprotective Effect of Polyunsaturated Fats (BBC News / NHS Choices / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review of data from 72 studies, involving more than 600,000 participants, indicates that – contrary to earlier official guidance – there is little evidence that changing the type of fat consumed from “bad” saturated fat to “healthier” … Continue reading

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Obesity Associated With Faster Cognitive Decline (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Being overweight has been linked to decline in mental performance. Metabolic changes such as high blood … Continue reading

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Eating Fish Prevents Cognitive Decline? (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary Dietary habits could have a role in reducing the risk for cognitive decline and dementia, according to a cohort study … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Levels and Use of Statins: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary A two-part systematic review looks into the evidence for high cholesterol levels having an influence on the development of Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Alzheimer’s Disease

[This article first appeared in: Dementia Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 6 January 2011]. Abstract High levels of so-called “good” cholesterol appear to protect against Alzheimer’s Disease in addition to being good for the heart. People over 65 who have the … Continue reading

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CETP Inhibitors to Raise HDL Levels

A new class of HDL-raising drugs called CETP inhibitors, such as Merck’s experimental drug anacetrapib, apparently show promise for significantly raising good HDL cholesterol.

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