Investigation of the Effects of Biochemical Parameters on Alzheimer's Disease

Gokce M., Bektay M. Y., Selvitop R., Toprak A., Yildiz G.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS, vol.34, pp.464-468, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1533317519862108
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.464-468
  • Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, biochemistry, geriatrics, biochemical values, MMSE, dementia, parameters, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, INCIDENT DEMENTIA, CHOLESTEROL, RISK, HDL, HOMOCYSTEINE, ASSOCIATIONS, HBA(1C), DECLINE
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The most common type of dementia is an Alzheimer's disease which is a major concern in growing chronic diseases in the geriatric society, and its connection with biochemistry has not been sufficiently understood. Objective: This study aims to evaluate the effects of blood biochemistry on Alzheimer's disease. Method: Eight participants aged 55+ with Alzheimer's disease were analyzed. A cross-sectional work has conducted. Eighty patients have been divided into 2 groups as group A and group B according to laboratory findings including glycosylated hemoglobin, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TGA), vitamin D, folic acid, and vitamin B-12. Mean Mini-Mental State Examination scores between these different 2 groups have been compared. Results: High levels of HDL, vitamin D, and folic acid correlate with cognitive scores, whereas high levels of total cholesterol, HbA1c, LDL show a negative effect on cognition scores. Conclusion: High-density lipoprotein, vitamin D, folic acid, cholesterol, HgA1c, and LDL have an effect on dementia.