Sunday, July 24, 2016

High Cholesterol Levels Effects on the Brain

Excessive levels of cholesterol in the body not only affects the constriction of blood vessels, but also in the brain.

The study revealed that there is a close link between the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and decrease in cognitive function or ability to think of the brain. This fact as well as strengthening the evidence that the heart and brain are connected.

During these high levels of LDL are known to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Scientists Dr.Roelof Smit of Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands, conducted research on 4,000 elderly people who use statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. The respondents have been using statins for 3 months.

People who have the most variation in their LDL levels over a period of 2.5 years showed the lowest scores on cognitive tests.

Sudden changes in the level of LDL known to affect cognitive functions that include attention, information processing, and memory.

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