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 and women

This study was published in the Journal of Chronic Diseases 1980;33:311-322

Study title and authors:
The relationship of serum cholesterol to the incidence of cancer in Evans County, Georgia
J. D. Kark , A. H. Smith and C. G. Hames
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Study, Evans County Heart Research, Claxton, GA 30417, U.S.A.

This paper can be accessed at:

This study investigated the relationship between cholesterol levels and the incidence of cancer. The study included 3,102 individuals who were followed for up to 14 years.

The study found:
(a) Those with lower cholesterol levels had significantly increased rates of cancer compared to those with higher cholesterol levels. This association was more pronounced in men.
(b) The association of increased cancer incidence with low cholesterol levels was quite consistent for the various cancer sites and cell types.