Here’s What Cholesterol Can Do To The Brain

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hi I am Paul on this occasion I will talk airs what cholesterol can do to the brain hope you enjoy it here’s what cholesterol can do to the brain there’s growing evidence that the heart and brain are connected since both rely on keeping the blood system healthy now in a study published in the journal Circulation researchers find that changes in levels of LDL cholesterol may be especially harmful to cognitive functions the scientists led by dr. Rolph submitted Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands studied more than 4,000 elderly people enrolled in a study involving a statin a medication that lowers LDL cholesterol previous studies showed that LDL levels influenced stroke as well as heart disease risk so smit and his colleagues wanted to investigate whether they have an effect on cognitive functions like attention information processing and memory they only analyze people who have been taking the statin for at least three months in order to avoid any bias caused by the sudden change in LDL levels by the drug and compared them to people who didn’t take the drug people with the most variation in their LDL levels over the study’s 2.5 year follow-up showed the lowest scores on the cognitive tests they took nearly three seconds longer for example to complete a test in which they had to name the correct color of ink when it was printed in a different color these findings add to the emerging evidence that vascular factors are closely linked to neurocognitive function and call for further research to disentangle the causality behind lipid variability the study could not isolate y people’s LDL levels fluctuated but changes in diet and exercise could be important factors to consider changes in the body’s ability to maintain a proper balance of cholesterol levels could also be a factor since with age this equilibrium could be disrupted the statin medications were unlikely to be a major contributor since they remained constant says Smith whatever the reason the changes in LDL are worth studying further since L studies found that such fluctuations can influence how unstable plaques in the heart and brain are in those in turn can contribute to heart attacks or stroke

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