Midlife Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Levels May be Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s disease

Previous studies have explored whether known risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adults 55 years and older — including diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol — are linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, NIA-funded researchers found that abnormal cholesterol and glucose (or blood sugar) levels in people as young as 35 may be associated with Alzheimer’s risk later in life. These findings suggest that managing cholesterol and glucose measurements early in adulthood may help lower the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Learn more about the research study and findings.

Last Updated on October 11, 2022

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