A new study published in Nature Medicine has found a link between low levels of ten specific lipids and the presence of Alzheimer’s disease. While the study is far from perfected, it is showing great promise in regards to the development of a true predictive test that will help determine if one will develop Alzheimer’s disease even before symptoms are present. It has been known for some time that Alzheimer’s patients typically have high levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and low levels of HDL (good cholesterol). This continues to beg the question if medications designed to lower cholesterol, commonly referred to as statins, have any positive impact on decreasing ones’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Much research exists exploring this ongoing theory. Regardless, it is clear the current recommendation to follow a health conscious Mediterranean type diet and taking measures to keep your cholesterol levels under control is good for you!