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by bombsh3ll
Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:52 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Statins when you’re homozygous APOE4
Replies: 57
Views: 78612

Re: Statins when you’re homozygous APOE4

rep wrote: Sat Jun 08, 2024 12:35 pm
Do you consider 66 to be too late to make changes?

Unless you are on your deathbed it is NEVER to late to make improvements! They may be less impactful than if you'd made them at 20 but if there is something you know you can do to help yourself, the next best time to do it is now!
by bombsh3ll
Wed May 22, 2024 5:14 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Artificial Sweetener Drinks
Replies: 18
Views: 1551

Re: Artificial Sweetener Drinks

I didn't mean to open a can of worms here and I am aware that research exists suggesting that there may be certain risks with artificial sweeteners, probably if taken in very high doses, however everything in life is a balance and for me the alternatives are 1) use sugar, which can lead to unwanted ...
by bombsh3ll
Mon May 20, 2024 2:55 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: HRT for everyone in RECODE?
Replies: 13
Views: 16237

Re: HRT for everyone in RECODE?

I am not yet menopausal but will definitely be taking HRT when the time comes. I also fear the progesterone component as I am progesterone intolerant and have low BP - I have been on the combined pill continuously for 15 years to suppress my own cycle and thrive on this. For me, I may have to accept...
by bombsh3ll
Mon May 20, 2024 2:42 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Artificial Sweetener Drinks
Replies: 18
Views: 1551

Re: Artificial Sweetener Drinks

I do use artificial sweetener in my tea and coffee so have always been interested in this debate. This particular study doesn't concern me though as it is not a randomised trial but a self selected cohort of people choosing sweetener rather than sugar - these are more likely to be people with weight...
by bombsh3ll
Sat May 18, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Statins when you’re homozygous APOE4
Replies: 57
Views: 78612

Re: Statins when you’re homozygous APOE4

Hi I’m 4/4 with a very high CT calcium score and 3 stents - I was advised to come off statins and instead take Repatha and Ezetimibe - seek out a Cleerly heart scan also - you’d be looking for old calcified plaques which are preferable to the softer new plaques which are more prone to rupture - hea...
by bombsh3ll
Sat May 18, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Statins when you’re homozygous APOE4
Replies: 57
Views: 78612

Re: Statins when you’re homozygous APOE4

LondonGirl wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 4:51 pm Hi bombshell - another UK Girl here :D
Good to know people here are getting involved too :D

Can I ask if you have had a genetic test and if so where did you get it? I have not (yet) but my dad, aunt and nana had it.
by bombsh3ll
Tue May 14, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: elevated LDL from fasting versus exogenous fat consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 22551

Re: elevated LDL from fasting versus exogenous fat consumption

I watched a presentation not that long ago by a lipidologist, unfortunately I don't remember the name but he was of the opinion that LDL is pretty much genetically determined whereas HDL is much more related to lifestyle. This matches my own experience of elevated LDL since my 20's despite a healthy...
by bombsh3ll
Mon May 13, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Statins when you’re homozygous APOE4
Replies: 57
Views: 78612

Re: Statins when you’re homozygous APOE4

Thanks for the kind welcome, I am very pleased to have found this site.
by bombsh3ll
Mon May 13, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Periodontitis / Gingivitis / Gum Disease in E4/E4
Replies: 40
Views: 95465

Re: Periodontitis / Gingivitis / Gum Disease in E4/E4

Thanks, glad to hear you have had a dexa :)
by bombsh3ll
Mon May 13, 2024 7:09 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Periodontitis / Gingivitis / Gum Disease in E4/E4
Replies: 40
Views: 95465

Re: Periodontitis / Gingivitis / Gum Disease in E4/E4

I felt I had to respond to this post to reassure the OP that my dad lost all his teeth to periodontal disease over several years in his 60s and 70s - he was a smoker but had long since stopped, and I genuinely don't believe it altered his cognitive trajectory in any way. He is 84 now with mild demen...