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'Good' Cholesterol May Protect Against Alzheimer's
Live Science ^ | December 13, 2010 | Rachael Rettner

Posted on 12/13/2010 5:45:53 PM PST by decimon

High levels of the so-called "good" cholesterol may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

In the study, those with high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the good kind of cholesterol, were 60 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those with lower HDL levels.

"The higher your HDL, the more protected you are from Alzheimer's disease, apparently," said study researcher Dr. Christiane Reitz, of Columbia University.

The researchers found no evidence that high levels of "bad" cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), affected a person's risk of Alzheimer's.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; alzheimersdisease

1 posted on 12/13/2010 5:45:55 PM PST by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl

Ping


2 posted on 12/13/2010 5:46:30 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Coconut oil!


3 posted on 12/13/2010 5:59:49 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: decimon; maine-iac7

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/13/can-this-natural-food-cure-or-prevent-alzheimers.aspx

Hat tip to maine-iac7 for the link to the videos above


4 posted on 12/13/2010 6:08:01 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Coconut oil!

Maybe I'll pig out on Mounds.

5 posted on 12/13/2010 6:41:48 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I like Almond Mounds. Triple wammy! Cocconuts, almonds and chocolate! Hey, all are healthy now.


6 posted on 12/13/2010 6:52:28 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: decimon

One of the major side effects of cholesterol-lowering medications is dementia.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 6:55:16 PM PST by webstersII
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To: Red_Devil 232
I like Almond Mounds.

Is there an Almond Mounds or just an Almond Joy?

Tough choice between Mounds and Almond Joy as Mounds has dark chocolate while Almond Joy has, well, almonds.

8 posted on 12/13/2010 7:20:34 PM PST by decimon
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To: Red_Devil 232

Our Christmas See’s candy arrived today.

Drooling.


9 posted on 12/13/2010 7:20:40 PM PST by Global2010 (I AM NOT YELLING HAVING VISUAL ISSUES. SOMEDAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS. K?)
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To: decimon
I think it is just Almond Joy. And I enjoy them.
10 posted on 12/13/2010 7:33:52 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: webstersII

Did you look at the video in post #4?


11 posted on 12/13/2010 7:36:02 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: decimon

Olive oil. At least a tablespoon a day.


12 posted on 12/13/2010 7:37:21 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Olive oil. At least a tablespoon a day.

I use Olivio or Smart Balance with olive oil. Don't know what percentage is olive oil but there is some.

13 posted on 12/13/2010 7:42:39 PM PST by decimon
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To: Global2010
Our Christmas See’s candy arrived today.

See's has gone a lonnnnnng way from the 8 bucks a pound, when I was a kid.

I just ordered some Fannie May for wifey (Christmas); got lucky to click in on the 50% off day, so we're looking at $11.50 per pound.

Sigh....

14 posted on 12/13/2010 7:54:24 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Good video. I like Dr. Mercola. His website has an enormous amount of info on it.


15 posted on 12/13/2010 8:02:07 PM PST by webstersII
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To: Red_Devil 232

Coconut Oil, like palm oil, is full of saturated fat. Its the last thing you should have.

“Three plant-based exceptions to this rule are the tropical oils - coconut, palm and palm kernel oils, and should avoid using them.”

http://missvickie.com/howto/spices/oilguide.html#Which%20Oil%20is%20the%20Most%20Healthy?


16 posted on 12/13/2010 8:22:15 PM PST by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: ErnBatavia
If your wife likes Godiva they do an Internet email 50% clearance around Sept IIRC.

Sees English walnut darks are My fave.
I tried there diabetic Sees a few years back and yuk.

Cadburry fruit and nut is not bad in desperation.

I am still very curious as who bought the huge portion of the cocoa bean market this past year.

Hopefully not some up to no good doer. You think the drug wars are violent, take away a woman's chocolate and Armageddon will break out. /joking

17 posted on 12/13/2010 8:40:50 PM PST by Global2010
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To: webstersII; decimon
One of the major side effects of cholesterol-lowering medications is dementia.

It depends on what's the type of dementia. If there's reason to believe it's due to a vascular dementia, I would certainly consider using a statin.

Association of Higher Levels of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Elderly Individuals and Lower Risk of Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease

18 posted on 12/14/2010 3:03:49 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yup. My favorite candy - and as you say, all healthy...

Didn’t know that when I was first eating ‘em. They just TASTE good.

Dark chocolate, almonds, coconut - the new ‘Three food groups?” ;o)


19 posted on 12/14/2010 3:47:30 PM PST by maine-iac7 (We Stand Together of We Fall Apart)
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To: decimon

Coconut oil is found to be the absolute healthiest fat, along with butter from pastured (grass fed) cows, or even meat fat from organically fed free-range chickens or organically fed grass fed animals.

In fact, coconut oil is supposed to be able to reverse Alzheimers symptoms at the start of the disease. This is why they are using it to try and make a patentable drug, because coconut oil is cheap and plentiful and drug companies can’t market it.

Make sure to get cold pressed organic oil. One reason why you should get it is because most every other oil goes bad when heated, and gets rancid at room temp. Not coconut oil. Butter is ok too.

For cold things like salads, some daily cold-pressed olive oil is fine for you. Do not buy large bottles or common brands of olive oil, though, because there is some law that allows them to mix in other, harmful and cheaper oils into those. That is why they are cheaper. Buy the specialty olive oils. Use them only for cold things. Guess what? You should Never look for discounts on edible things, because how you eat is how your body is Made. Your food becomes you. Skimp on everything else but not on what builds you (and your future health).


20 posted on 12/15/2010 10:24:56 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
Actually you don't need the extra cost the "organic" label drags along with it. Virgin cold pressed coconut oil is just fine.

Think about where most of the coconut oil comes from. Second or third world countries. I think it would be quite hard to grow coconut tree plantations in soils and conditions that the "Organic" label would demand to be labeled as such in the US.

21 posted on 12/15/2010 12:10:09 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Nipfan; Red_Devil 232; decimon; neverdem; maine-iac7
Coconut Oil, like palm oil, is full of saturated fat. Its the last thing you should have.

I beg to differ. Perhaps you are unaware that BOTH medium-chain triglycerides and long-chain triglycerides are called "saturated fat," especially by the processed-food industry, and that it's the LONG-chain triglycerides that are bad for you and the MEDIUM-chain triglycerides are good for you (and THAT'S what coconut oil has).

See: http://tinyurl.com/MediumChainTriglycerides

22 posted on 12/16/2010 5:43:05 PM PST by FreeKeys (We DESPERATELY need a constitutional amendment to ELIMINATE LAME DUCK SESSIONS of congress!)
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