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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Analysis of ten studies show heart disease patients eat LESS dietary cholesterol than healthy people

This post includes an article from The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov Page 45

Comparison of the amount of cholesterol eaten per day by patients with coronary heart disease and age-and sex-matched control individuals in ten studies.


The first figure in each line is for patients with coronary heart disease; The second figure is for healthy subjects.

(1) Male Chicago workers 721 / 757
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(2a) Framingham citizens men 708 / 716
(2b) women 520 / 477
(3a) Puerto Rican men urban 449 / 442
(3b) rural 335 / 358
(4a) Framingham citizens 534 / 529
(4b) Puerto Ricans 419 / 417
(4c) Honolulu citizens 549 / 555
(5) Honolulu citizens 558 / 552
(6) Men from Zutphen, The Netherlands 446 / 429
(7) Irish men from Ireland and the US 854 / 832
(8a) Citizens from Rancho Bernardo, California, USA men 470 / 409
(8b) women 226 / 309
(9a) Participants in the LRC study age 30-59 427 / 416
(9b) age 60-79 423 / 355
(10a) Hawaiian citizens Hawaiian men 510 / 680
(10b) Japanese men 466 / 587

Average daily cholesterol consumption:
Those with heart disease 506 mg
Those without heart disease 518 mg

It can be seen that patients with coronary heart disease eat LESS dietary cholesterol than the healthy subjects.