“Early-Onset AD Linked With LDL Cholesterol”

Early-Onset AD Linked With LDL Cholesterol,” by Vicki Brower, MedPage Today

“Elevated LDL cholesterol levels were tied to a higher probability of early-onset AD, a case series showed. Early-onset Alzheimer’s patients had higher levels of LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and apolipoprotein B (Apo B) levels, even after adjusting for the apolipoprotein E ε4 (APOE E4) allele — a genetic risk factor known to raise circulating cholesterol, reported Thomas Wingo, MD, of Emory University in Atlanta, and colleagues.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

Factors that can increase your risk of LDL cholesterol include poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, age, and diabetes. More evidence of a connection between life style and Alzheimer’s.