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Hypolipidemic agents designed to lower cholesterol has also been found to reduce the development of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. A study conducted on people with high cholesterol showed that those subjects taking statins had less presentation of failing short term memory and cognition. Statins work on an enzyme in the body involved with cholesterol production.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters
About: Cholesterol lowering medication protective against Alzheimer’s disease
Date: 17 November 2005
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