In a world first, Australian scientists say they’ve found a definitive link between high levels of cholesterol in the body and the risk of developing dementia.
Link found between high cholesterol and dementia risks
Scientists at the Heart Research Institute say they have made a major breakthough by finding the definitive relationship between dementia and high levels of cholesterol for the first time.
The researchers say the findings are significant, because they mean future tests to calculate a person’s risk from dementia can be performed through blood tests.
The scientists examined the data from 17 global studies that included more than a million patients under the age of 65.
The Institute’s Dr Ashish Misra said the findings were exciting and a ‘game-changer’ because it was the first definitive link between levels of cholesterol and dementia.