Better memory functioning associated with higher total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in very elderly subjects without the apolipoprotein e4 allele.

@article{West2008BetterMF,
  title={Better memory functioning associated with higher total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in very elderly subjects without the apolipoprotein e4 allele.},
  author={Rebecca K. West and Michal Schnaider Beeri and James Schmeidler and Christine M Hannigan and Gary W. Angelo and Hillel T. Grossman and Clive Rosendorff and Jeremy M. Silverman},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={781-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of cholesterol with cognitive functioning in oldest old community dwelling individuals with and without the apolipoprotein e4 (APOE4) allele. METHOD One hundred eighty-five nondemented, community dwelling individuals (>or=85) were assessed with a broad neuropsychological battery. Bloods were drawn to assess total, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, as well as for APOE genotyping. RESULTS In contrast to our… CONTINUE READING
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