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Cholesterol lowering medication protective against Alzheimer’s disease

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

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About: Cholesterol lowering medication protective against Alzheimer’s disease

Date: 17 November 2005

Source: Reuters

URL: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16498949.htm

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