Higher ‘Good’ Cholesterol Levels Appear to Lower Risk of ALS

Higher ‘Good’ Cholesterol Levels Appear to Lower Risk of ALS

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Higher ‘Good’ Cholesterol Levels Appear to Lower Risk of ALS

Certain blood biomarkers of lipid, or fat, metabolism — typically measured to determine a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease — appear to protect against developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a study of more than 500,000 adults reported. Specifically, researchers found that people with higher levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) — the “good” cholesterol — and apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1; a component of HDL) had a significantly lower risk of ALS. “Such markers might help to target…

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