Researchers have designed a new model of life expectancy that's based less on disease diagnosis, and more on other factors including cholesterol levels and lifestyle.
Low HDL and high triglyceride levels in the blood at 35 were associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. Additionally, higher glucose levels between 51 and 60 were linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer's.
Children born with high levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein in their cord blood samples were more likely to receive lower ratings from their teachers on both social and emotional development scales.
Low levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides have been linked to an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke in women.
Researchers have identified specific points on chromosome 11 that increase the risks of developing both cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's. The study reports managing cholesterol and triglyceride levels could help to reduce Alzheimer's risk.
According to researchers, type 2 diabetes patients who intensively controlled their blood sugar levels during the ACCORD eye study cut their risk of diabetic retinopathy by up-to half in a long term follow up study.