|A new study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, concludes that cholesterol may play a significant role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Cholesterol builds up and can clog in arteries, but it may play a role in Alzheimer’s, as well. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that can build up on the walls of arteries, potentially causing health problems. The “right” amount of Cholesterol in each person varies and some people can function fine with slightly higher than average amounts.
Approximately 71 million people in the United States live with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad cholesterol.” It is more commonly implicated as a contributing factor in cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease and stroke, but cholesterol is also one of the main constituents of the cell wall.
Cholesterol is responsible for Brain function, libido and many other important functions. When you doctor prescribes “Statin” drugs for high Cholesterol, just be aware of the many changes that will occur as a result.