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High cholesterol may equal higher risk of Alzheimer's

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People with high cholesterol face an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology.

Japanese researchers measured the cholesterol of 2,500 adults who were followed for at least a decade. They did not have signs of Alzheimer's at the start of the study.

Autopsies revealed people with high cholesterol had significantly more brain plaques than those with normal or low cholesterol.

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