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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

High cholesterol DECREASES the risk of intermittent claudication by 10%

This study was published in Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia vol.77 no.5 São Paulo Nov. 2001

Study title and authors:
The Bambuí Health and Aging Study (BHAS). Prevalence of Intermittent Claudication in the Aged Population of the Community of Bambuí and its Associated Factors
Valéria Maria de Azeredo Passos, Sandhi Maria Barreto Henrique Leonardo Guerra, Josélia Oliveira Araújo Firmo, Pedro Guatimosim Vidigal, Maria Fernanda Furtado Lima-Costa
Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil

This paper can be accessed at:
The study compared the association of cholesterol levels with the prevalence of intermittent claudication. The study included 1,485 subjects over the age of 60.
The study found that those with the lowest cholesterol (under 200 mg/dL or 5.2 mmol/L) had an increased 10 per cent risk of intermittent claudication compared with those with the highest cholesterol (over 240 mg/dL or 6.2 mmol/L)

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