If a person has elevated cholesterol, then he risks getting sick not only atherosclerosisbut also an early form Alzheimer's disease. Scientists recently talked about such an unexpected effect on the body of excess "bad" cholesterol.
American employees Emory University during the study, it was determined that with high cholesterol in the body, the risk of developing an early form of Alzheimer's disease also increases. Experts emphasized that increased rates of "bad" cholesterol may be the main reason for the development of this severe neurological disorder, in which a person has impaired memory and an adequate perception of the events around him.
Previously, studies on the association of this disease and increased cholesterol have already been conducted. But then experts were able to prove the existence of such a relationship in the context of the development of a later form of Alzheimer's disease, which is much more widespread.
But until now, scientists have not fully understood the mechanism of development of that form of dementia, which is considered early, since it manifests itself in people under 65 years of age.
As for the results of this study, experts noted that the presence of a so-called Alzheimer's disease gene in a person does not matter in this case. Therefore, from the results of this work, it can be concluded that proper nutrition is an effective method of preventing senile dementia. It is possible that with a properly selected diet this unpleasant ailment can be avoided altogether. Scientists plan to continue research on this interdependence.
An early form of senile dementia occurs in approximately 5-10% of all cases of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists believe that one of the reasons for the early development of this ailment is special genes. However, about 90% of cases of this form of this disease cannot yet be explained.