Elderly adults with high cholesterol may have a lower risk of cognitive decline.
That's according to a new study from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
It found people over 85 with elevated cholesterol had a 32-percent reduced risk for cognitive decline, compared to those a decade younger. But that doesn't mean older seniors should try to increase their cholesterol.
Researchers say these patients may have some other protective factor that has not been identified.