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

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Low cholesterol leads to increased cancer rates

This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 137, No. 9: 966-976

Study title and authors:
Inverse Association between Serum Total Cholesterol and Cancer Mortality in Dutch Civil Servants
Albertine J. Schuit, Carolina E. M. J. Van Dijk, Jacqueline M. Dekker, Evert G. Schouten and Frans J. Kok
From the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Agricultural University P.O. Box 238, 6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands

The paper can be accessed at:

The association between cholesterol levels and cancer death was investigated in a study, which lasted 28 years, of 3,091 Dutch civil servants aged 40-65 years and their spouses.

The study found:
(a) Those with the lowest cholesterol had a 110% increased risk of cancer compared to those with the highest cholesterol.
(b) Those with the lowest cholesterol had a 320% increased risk of gastrointestinal cancers compared to those with the highest cholesterol.