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"High LDL Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer's" - Steven Reinberg

  • HealthDay
  • New York, NY
  • (May 29, 2019)

Here's another reason to keep your cholesterol under control: New research suggests that LDL, or "bad," cholesterol may play a role in the development of early-onset Alzheimer's. A rare form of the disease that occurs before the age of 65, early-onset Alzheimer's has previously been linked to a gene mutation involved in how the body processes fats and cholesterol. However that mutation only accounts for a small percentage of cases. “This finding confirms a longstanding suspicion that cholesterol is one of the major players in Alzheimer's disease,” said Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, associate director of the Alzheimer ’s Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

— Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, The Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Neurological Care

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