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High LDL cholesterol linked to early-onset Alzheimer’s

Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol has been linked to an increased risk of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, in those with and without a genetic risk factor. This suggests cholesterol could be an independent risk factor for dementia. Additionally, researchers identified a potential new genetic risk factor for early-onset Alzheimer's, a rare variant of the APOB gene.... Read More...
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Viral Connection to Alzheimer’s: Herpes Virus Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers provide evidence that certain species of human herpesvirus contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. The study reports high levels of human herpesvirus 6A and 7 were found in brain samples showing signs of Alzheimer's neuropathology. The findings offer hints of the viral mechanisms that could trigger or exacerbate AD.... Read More...