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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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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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