Saturday, April 9, 2011

Why HDL Cholesterol Prevents Alzheimer's Disease

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HDL cholesterol is the cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins. It is said to be the good cholesterol because a high level of it in your blood is thought to lower your risk of many diseases including coronary artery
disease and dementia.

In a recent study people who had HDL cholesterol that was over 56 were sixty percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who had a lower HDL.cholesterol.

HDL cholesterol is beneficial because it keeps your arteries free of LDL (low density lipoprotein) before it becomes plaque. Plaque buildup narrows your arteries and limits the amount of blood that flows through them in all the organs in your body including your brain's arteries. HDL also protects sensitive brain cells from inflammation which may damage them. By protecting your brain cells from damage, the HDL keeps your memory from declining.

There are many ways in which you can keep your HDL high

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