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

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Low Cholesterol increases the mortality rate by 30% in men aged 30-65

This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology Volume 151 Number 8 739-747 April 15, 2000

Study title and authors:
Which Cholesterol Level Is Related to the Lowest Mortality in a Population with Low Mean Cholesterol Level: A 6.4-Year Follow-up Study of 482,472 Korean Men
Yun-Mi Song,1 Joohon Sung,2 and Joung Soon Kim3

The paper can be accessed at:

The study evaluated the relationship between low cholesterol levels and mortality rates. The study followed 482,472 Korean men aged 30-65 years for six years.

The study found that men with the lowest cholesterol (under 135 mg/dL or 3.5 mmol/l) had a 30% increased mortality rate compared to the men with the highest cholesterol (over 252 mg/dL or 6.5 mmol/l).