Cholesterol May Not Be Linked to Dementia Risk
FEBRUARY 01, 2003
New findings counter previous studies showing a link between cholesterol and dementia. As reported in Neurology, researchers assessed the dietary intake of 5395 people who had normal cognition and followed the participants for an average of 6 years. After adjusting for potentially confounding variables, the risk for dementia was not linked to intake of total fat, saturated and trans fats, or cholesterol. The study authors concluded that it is premature to definitely rule out a possible association between cholesterol/ fat intake and dementia and suggested that larger studies with a longer follow-up are necessary.
AF Risk Increases with More Pregnancies
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.