Study reveals new danger linked to bad cholesterol

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Most people in Houston and Denver have a general understanding that cholesterol – which is derived from animal cells – can be detrimental for their aging longevity. Diets that contain high amounts of this substance have long been associated with high blood pressure and heart disease because it typically causes clogged and hardened arteries. But, a new study from the University of Colorado and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down syndrome has revealed the mechanism by which cholesterol can threaten heart health and potentially increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease currently affects five million Americans, and has been deemed "the defining disease of the Baby Boomer generation," according to the Alzheimer's Association. A press release regarding the latest research states that scientists have uncovered an aspect of cell division that could be responsible for cholesterol's effect on dementia risk.

Much like people with Down syndrome, which is caused by the duplication of a specific chromosome, the source notes that Alzheimer's patients also display some genetic replication. The researchers reportedly modeled the new study on Down syndrome and Niemann-Pick C experiments, and found that "bad" cholesterol interfered with cell division and spawned "faulty daughter cells" with duplicated chromosomes.

"Identifying the specific problem caused by cholesterol will lead to completely new approaches to therapy for many human diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis and possibly cancer, all of which show signs of defective cell division," the press release concludes.

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