Study title and authors:
Serum cholesterol and mortality in a Japanese-American population: the Honolulu Heart program.
Kagan A, McGee DL, Yano K, Rhoads GG, Nomura A.
Honolulu Heart Program, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Honolulu, HI 96817
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7246518
This study investigated the association of cholesterol levels with death rates. The study included 7,961 men, aged 46-65 years, who were followed for nine years.
The study found men who had lower cholesterol levels of less than 180 mg/dL (4.6 mmol/L) had a 44% increased risk of death compared to men with higher cholesterol levels of 240-269 mg/dL (6.2-7.0 mmol/L).