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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 mortality in men

This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology 1981 Jul;114(1):11-20
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:
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).