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Heart Health Special Issue

From eNewsletter 6/10/2024



DID YOU KNOW that if your cholesterol is too low, it could impact your ability to form memories?


A new study from EMBO Journal reminds us that the brain is the body's fattiest organ, with lipids making up 60% of its weight. Cholesterol and fatty acids are the building blocks of lipids. Researchers found that subjects whose memories were impaired had saturated free fatty acid levels that were significantly lower compared to subjects with normal levels.


We have always said that saturated fat is necessary for us to function optimally. However, we must consume it in amounts that meet our individual needs.


When one is taking too much cholesterol-lowering medication (statins), lipids are kept artificially low. Memory loss, which is a side effect of statins, is often related to your cholesterol being too low. If your LDL cholesterol is below 40, you should speak with your physician about reducing your medication dosage.


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