High-density lipoprotein cholesterol and Parkinson’s disease risk in South Korea

Takeaway

  • In a South Korean population study, those with lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) and greater variability in HDL have a higher incidence of Parkinson’s disease (PD) over 5 years.

Why this matters

    While the benefits of HDL extend beyond the cardiovascular system, the association with PD risk is uncertain; this country-wide cohort study indicates there may be a link between HDL and PD risk.

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