Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease

Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease

High-tech advances such as PET scanning offer new insight into the role cholesterol plays in both the amyloid cascade and vascular models of the development of Alzheimer’s dementia.

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I first addressed the concerns over the cognitive effects of cholesterol lowering statin drugs years ago in my video Statin Muscle Toxicity ( I’ve since discussed the associated breast cancer risks (Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer and the surprisingly low level of effectiveness (The Actual Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs

Thankfully, the same diet that can protect the heart may protect the brain:
• Alzheimer’s Disease: Grain Brain or Meathead? (
• Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes (
• Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease with Diet (
• Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease With Plants (
• Reducing Glycotoxin Intake to Prevent Alzheimer’s (
• Alzheimer’s May Start Decades Before Diagnosis (
• Alzheimer’s and Atherosclerosis of the Brain (

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