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

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Low cholesterol and increased cancer in men

This study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association 1981;245(3):247-252

Study title and authors:
Cancer Incidence by Levels of Cholesterol
Roger R. Williams, MD; Paul D. Sorlie, MS; Manning Feinleib, MD, DrPH; Patricia M. McNamara, MS; William B. Kannel, MD; Thomas R. Dawber, MD

This paper can be accessed at:

In this study 5,209 subjects were studied for 24 years in Framingham, Mass, and 691 cases of cancer were documented.

The paper found that men with low cholesterol had a significantly increased chance of suffering from colon cancer and other cancers.