Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
Category: Heart Health and Cholesterol
People who have a family history of Alzheimer's disease may want to consider getting a cholesterol test.
A new study has found a possible link between high blood pressure contributing to memory loss and decline in brain function in people aged 45 and older.
Maria C. Carrillo, senior director of medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer's Association in Chicago, told Bloomberg News that the study was interesting because it looked at more than 19,000 participants.
"It lends further support to what we had already really thought was the case," Carrillo said. "That is that high blood pressure, and certainly cerebrovascular diseases, do contribute to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease."
The study was built on past research from a study called the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke, which tested participants' blood pressure as well as their brain function.
A cholesterol test can help people determine their health status and, if necessary, may help convince people to make some life changes in an effort to get healthier. Cutting down one's fat and salt intake can lower one's blood pressure.
Related Articles from Private MD:
News Categories:Advanced Lipid Treatment I Allergy Testing Anemia and RBC disorders Autoimmune Diseases Bariatric Lab Testing Blood and Blood Diseases Breast Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers Celiac Disease Testing Chlamydia Coagulation and blood clotting disorders Colon Diabetes DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing Drug Screening Environmental Toxin Testing Female Specific Tests Gastrointestinal Diseases General Health General Wellness Heart Health and Cholesterol Herpes HIV HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos Hormones and Metabolism Infectious Diseases Infertility Testing-Male Infertitlity Hormone Testing Kidney Diseases Leukemia and WBC disorders Liver Liver Diseases Lyme Disease Male Specific Tests Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis Musculoskeletal Diseases Organ Specific Testing Ovarian Prostate Sexually Transmitted Diseases Thyroid Diseases Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment
Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.Back to top