Low Brain Cholesterol—Statins, Vegan Diets and Mental Health

low brain cholesterolWhere do you find the highest concentration of cholesterol in your whole body? In your BRAIN. The brain is cholesterol-rich on purpose—because it needs large amounts of cholesterol to function properly. So, what does that mean for the growing number of people choosing naturally cholesterol-free plant-based diets? And what about the 15 million Americans who take statin medications like Lipitor to lower their cholesterol levels?

People who are trying to lower their cholesterol levels are worried about heart health. But how does lowering cholesterol affect mental health?

For answers to all of these questions and more, continue reading my article on Psychology Today. 

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