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"Good" cholesterol may protect memory

June 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
We've all heard higher levels of good cholesterol are healthy for your heart, but it turns out, it may help your brain as well.American Heart Association researchers found low levels of good cholesterol - also known as HDL have a higher risk for memory problems than those with high levels of HDL.

Scientists followed 3,700 middle aged adults and tested them twice in ten years.

Those who had good cholesterol levels drop had a higher risk for memory problems.

Better memory is just another benefit of having high HDL levels.


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