The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 8 April 2010

High HDL cholesterol gives protection from heart atttacks

This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology 1979 Mar;109(3):296-308

Study title and authors:
High density lipoprotein cholesterol and incidence of coronary heart disease--the Israeli Ischemic Heart Disease Study.
Goldbourt U, Medalie JH.

This paper can be accessed at:

This paper investigated the the association between high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and coronary heart disease incidence in 6,500 men over a five year period.

The paper found that the higher your HDL cholesterol values, the less likely you are to have a heart attack, especially if you are a male over 50. Eating a high percentage of dietary fat increases HDL. See here and here