The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Saturated fat associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimers disease

This study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012 Jun 20

Study title and authors:
Serum fatty-acid composition and the risk of Alzheimer's disease: a longitudinal population-based study.
Rönnemaa E, Zethelius B, Vessby B, Lannfelt L, Byberg L, Kilander L.
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences/Geriatrics, Uppsala University, Uppsala Science Park, Uppsala, Sweden.

This study can be accessed at:

The objective of the study was to ascertain whether saturated fat levels were associated with the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The study included 2,009 men, (aged 50 at the start of the study), who were followed for 35 years.

The study found that men with higher levels of saturated fat had a decreased risk of Alzheimers disease.