High cholesterol could TRIPLE risk of dementia in the over-60s as doctors urge the elderly to cut down on cheese and butter to protect their brains

High cholesterol could triple the risk of an elderly person developing dementia, a study has warned.

Scientists said a history of the medical condition was an ‘major risk’ in someone’s chance of developing the devastating brain disorder.

And it was even more of a risk than smoking, not exercising or being overweight or obese, the researchers claimed.

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