GOOD CHOLESTEROL AND DEMENTIA

5 WAYS HIGH 'GOOD CHOLESTEROL' IS LINKED TO DEMENTIA RISK

Published By Livemint | 01 Dec, 2023
Learn about the surprising connection between high "good cholesterol" (HDL-C) levels and an increased risk of dementia in a study led by Monash University.
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Study Insights 

Extremely high HDL-C, unrelated to diet, may signal a metabolic condition, indicating a 27% higher dementia risk.
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Research Details

A study by ASPREE trial shows participants with very high HDL-C having a 27% higher dementia risk over 6.3 years.
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Age-specific Risks

Those aged 75 and older with very high HDL-C levels showed a significant 42% increased risk of dementia.
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Cholesterol Thresholds

While 40 to 60 mg/dL is heart-healthy, levels exceeding 80 mg/dL pose a 27% higher risk of dementia.
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Healthcare Implications

Including very high HDL-C levels in dementia prediction tools could identify vulnerable elderly populations.
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