Tag Archives: HDL-Cholesterol

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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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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The Neuroprotective Role of High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL-Cholesterol)

Summary Lifestyle changes proven to increase HDL-cholesterol levels – including “healthy diet”, regular exercise, weight control, and smoking cessation – have been shown to provide neuro-protective effects. In addition to examining current knowledge of the beneficial effects of HDL-cholesterol for … Continue reading

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