Tag: "Alzheimer’s"

Studies Show Statins Do Not Improve The Symptoms Of Dementia

| September 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Last month I noticed several reports in the news about a study concerning the relationship between statins and dementia. The study, presented at a cardiology conference in Amsterdam, found that statin use was associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. I saw a cardiologist comment on the study on the TV. He talked […]

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Statins Linked To Impaired Brain Function

| January 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

The number of people with Alzheimer’s, and dementia in general, is steadily increasing. This appears to be partly due to the fact that people are living longer in some populations, but it doesn’t totally account for the high numbers developing the disease. Conventional medications don’t work particularly well for this condition, and some researchers have […]

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How Statins Affect Brain Function

| August 30, 2012 | Comments (22)

While some doctors and researchers seem keen to downplay the potential hazards of statins, their use is linked with a range of unwanted effects including muscle weakness, muscle pain, liver damage and kidney damage. These are all well-recognised side-effects from this form of medication. However, there is also some thought that statins can affect brain […]

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Cholesterol Plays A Critical Role In Brain Function

| February 24, 2012 | Comments (1)

Cholesterol is a substance that is generally painted as black by the medical and scientific communities, but the fact remains it is a substance that is innate to the body and forms a critical part of, among other things, key hormones, vitamin D and cell membranes. It’s also very concentrated in the brain, where it […]

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Could Low Cholesterol Levels Jeopardise Brain Function?

| January 19, 2012 | Comments (5)

Suck the water out of brain tissue and what you’re left with is mainly fat. The brain is also very high in cholesterol. This substance actually plays a key role in the normal brain function. Just these very facts alone might cause us to be wary about driving cholesterol to ever-lower levels as is the […]

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Are Statins Behind Your Memory Loss?

| January 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

As people age, they can find themselves becoming increasingly forgetful and struggling with memory loss. Some will end up being affected by Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. I often find that my patients believe that there is quite a lot they can do to maintain and even improve the functioning of their […]

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Damning Research Reports Expose The Risks of Statins

| May 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Finally it appears, the mainstream is gradually starting to realise how serious the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statins really are… Better late than never, is what I say! A report recently published in the British Medical Journal, concluded that the side effects associated with statin drugs, like muscle and back pain, may occur more frequently […]

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Could Low Cholesterol Cause Dementia?

| April 11, 2011 | Comments (15)

Many people believe that memory loss is an inevitable part of the ageing process that they’re powerless to prevent, and that their chances of developing dementia is a bit like playing Russian roulette… it essentially all comes down to luck or fate. But nothing could be further from the truth… It’s well established that diet […]

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