Dr. Xiaoling Zhang interview with Medical News Today: Risk of Alzheimer’s linked to cholesterol, blood sugar levels at age 35

March 29, 2022, Dr. Xiaoling Zhang interviewed with Annie Lennon from Medical News Today, and discussed about the recent study published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, Farmingham Heart Study.

Dr. Xiaoling Zhang told MNT that improved blood flow in the brain might also explain some of their findings.

She explained that HDL could increase transportation and thus reduce the accumulation of amyloid-beta plaques, which are protein build-ups characteristic of AD.

When asked about the link between AD and glucose levels, Dr. Zhang said that higher glucose levels in the blood are linked to higher brain glucose concentrations and more severe plaques in AD brains.

Find more information of the interview here.