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Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study finds that high cholesterol increases the risk for Alzheimer’s.

To keep your brain in good shape, you might want to forgo the meat and dairy. A new study has discovered that elevated amounts of cholesterol, a waxy substance in fats in the bloodstream found only in animal products, may raise the risk of getting Alzheimer’s. The study followed more than 9,000 people in Northern California for four decades and found that adults who have even moderately elevated cholesterol in their early 40s are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease as well as related dementias. High-range cholesterol in the study was associated with a 66 percent increase in Alzheimer’s risk, and borderline high cholesterol pushed the risk for vascular dementia to 52 percent. For a healthy mind, stick to a healthier, plant-based diet.

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