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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

Friday, 12 November 2010

High cholesterol levels are associated with a better survival rate after having a stroke

Published in the BMJ 1997; 314 : 1584 (Published 31 May 1997)

Influence of cholesterol on survival after stroke: retrospective study
Alexander G Dyker, lecturer in stroke medicinea, Christopher J Weir, statisticiana, Kennedy R Lees, clinical director, Acute Stroke Unita
Acute Stroke Unit, University Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Gardiner Institute, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT

This study can be accessed at:
This study, which involved 977 patients with acute stroke, took place in the acute stroke unit of an inner city general hospital, found that even after adjustment for known risk factors for stroke, higher serum cholesterol concentrations were associated with a better survival rate after stroke.
AMAZON UK Cholesterol Conspiracy
AMAZON USA The Cholesterol Conspiracy