Alzheimer's cholesterol statins

High levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol and low levels of the good kind--HDL cholesterol--were linked in a study to the presence of more amyloid plaque deposits in the brain--a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Cholesterol-lowering medication didn't seem to help, but only larger studies will tell whether that's so.
Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times
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