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Higher cholesterol levels are associated with an decreased risk of Parkinson’s
Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:50 pm Email this article
Each mmol per liter (39 mg/dL) increase in cholesterol levels decreases the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease by 23% according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.
“The risk reduction was significant in women but not in men,” the paper notes.
Sultan S, and Hynes N. The Ugly Side of Statins. Systemic Appraisal of the Contemporary Un-Known Unknowns. Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, 2013; 3(3): 179-185.
The paper is available here.
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Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Western Vascular Institute
University College Hospital Galway
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