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HDL cholesterol protects against dementia.

180 people, all age 60 or older, were evaluated for mental function through standardized tests, and their levels of HDL cholesterol measured.

Results: The higher the level of HDL cholesterol, the better the participants mental function.

Those with the highest levels of HDL had roughly double the mental function and memory scores of those with the lowest HDL levels.

Certain types of HDL are able to cross the blood/brain barrier, but the exact role of HDL in preserving mental function is still not fully understood.

An easy way to Increase HDL: Amla (Indian Gooseberry).  Amla prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol, reduces triglycerides, and increases HDL levels.

Clinical Trial: 98 people with abnormally high lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol) received either amla extract (500 mg) or a placebo for 12 weeks.

Results in the amla group: 73% had significantly lower total and LDL cholesterol.  89% had a reduction in triglycerides.

In a separate trial of amla versus placebo, HDL levels increased by 14%.

Take 1,000 mg of amla daily.

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