Studies show that vegetarians have a lower risk of dementia, new research may explain why. This new study from the US found that a high cholesterol level in midlife was associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Even borderline cholesterol levels of 5.2 in midlife raised the risk of late-life dementia by 50 per cent. Two out of three adults in the UK have a cholesterol level of five or above. However, the good news is you can lower your cholesterol by going veggie.
Solomon et al., 2009. Midlife serum cholesterol and increased risk of Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia three decades later. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 28 (1) 75-80.