May 29, 2021

Changes in How Cholesterol Breaks Down in the Body May Accelerate Progression of Dementia

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Disruptions in how the body converts cholesterol into bile acids may play a key role in the development of dementia.

Source: PLOS

The blood-brain barrier is impermeable to cholesterol, yet high blood cholesterol is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. However, the underlying mechanisms mediating this relationship are poorly understood.

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