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Cholesterol Levels Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk in Study

People who accumulate plaque on their arteries may be more prone to another insidious type of buildup -- one that clogs their brains.

Scientists who tested the cholesterol levels of 147 patients found that those with the highest readings were more likely to also have the brain plaque that signals Alzheimer’s disease. The research was published today in the medical journal Neurology.