The Risk of Low Level HDL Video

Learn how low levels of HDL, or "good" cholesterol may be associated with a higher risk of memory loss in this medical report.
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Susan Sharma: For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Doctor Susan Sharma. From the UK, low levels of HDL or good cholesterol may be associated with a higher risk for memory loss and a study of over 3,600 people researchers found that those with low HDL cholesterol at age 55 were 27% more likely to experience memory loss compared with those with high levels. At age of 60 those with low HDL cholesterol were 53% more likely to have memory problems. From Bethesda, intensive renal support in patients with acute kidney injury is no more effective than less intensive therapy. In a study of over 1,100 patients the rate of death and those undergoing intensive hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration was 53.6% after 60 days compared with 51.5% in the less intensive therapy group. In addition intensive therapy was no more effective than improving the recovery of kidney function or reducing the rate of non-renal organ failure. And finally from Baltimore, psilocybin, the substance found in psilocybin mushrooms may be beneficial for those suffering from cancer related anxiety or depression. Researchers gave psilocybin to 36 healthy volunteers, 60% of whom reported having a full mystical experience. After 14 months the same person did reported that taking psilocybin had increased their sense of well-being or life satisfaction. For InsiderMedicine in 60, I'm Doctor Susan Sharma.

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