The war on cholesterol has been waged for the past couple of decades because cholesterol is obviously something very terrible…
…or, as it turns out, not exactly. It’s been found that lower cholesterol levels are strongly associated with increased risk for becoming demented.
Again, the lower the cholesterol the higher the risk for becoming demented.
In this video, Dr. David Perlmutter will take a look at some of the science that will hopefully change your mind about this brain protective chemical.
Research shows higher levels of cholesterol are associated with a reduced risk of dementia:
- Cholesterol is the precursor to steroidal hormones (estrogen, androgens, and vitamin D)
- It provides structural integrity and fluidity in cell membranes
- It’s essential for synaptic function and neurotransmission
- A neuronal antioxidant (protects the brain)
If you’d like some more “meaty” information on cholesterol and the intricacies of its functioning in our bodies, and its necessity, you’ll want to read this very in-depth article “The Straight Dope On Cholesterol” by Peter Attia, MD.