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

Friday, 11 February 2011

High fat foods STOP the decline in cognition

Published in Front Aging Neurosci. 2010 Jul 15;2. pii: 29.

Low HDL Cholesterol is Associated with Lower Gray Matter Volume in Cognitively Healthy Adults.
Ward MA, Bendlin BB, McLaren DG, Hess TM, Gallagher CL, Kastman EK, Rowley HA, Asthana S, Carlsson CM, Sager MA, Johnson SC.
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison, WI, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

The findings of the study suggest that adults with decreased levels of HDL cholesterol may be experiencing cognitive changes and Gray Matter reductions in regions associated with neurodegenerative disease and therefore, may be at greater risk for future cognitive decline.

The best way to raise your HDL cholesterol is to eat more saturated fat.

AMAZON UK The Diet Delusion
AMAZON USA Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health (Vintage)