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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

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cholesterol-rich diets used in tuberculosis treatment

Published in CHEST February 2005 vol. 127 no. 2 643-651

A Cholesterol-Rich Diet Accelerates Bacteriologic Sterilization in Pulmonary Tuberculosis*
Carlos Pérez-Guzmán, MD, MS, Mario H. Vargas, MD, MS, FCCP, Francisco Quiñonez, MD, MS, Norma Bazavilvazo, CCN, Adriana Aguilar, RD and the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias Tuberculosis Outpatient Service Team

This study can be accessed at:

The study concluded that: "A cholesterol-rich diet accelerated the sterilization rate of sputum cultures in pulmonary tuberculosis patients, suggesting that cholesterol should be used as a complementary measure in antitubercular treatment".

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