Higher cholesterol levels linked to Parkinson's Disease

June 6, 2008 3:34:49 PM PDT
High cholesterol levels are associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's Disease, according to a study in neurology. Compared to people with the lowest cholesterol, those with the highest had an 86 percent greater likelihood of developing Parkinsons's Disease, according to the study.

The increased risk applied to people 24 to 54 years of age.

However, no association was found among subjects 55 years or older.