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

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

High insulin levels linked to heart disease

Published in Diabetologia Volume 19, Number 3, 205-210

Relationship of plasma insulin levels to the incidence of myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease mortality in a middle-aged population
P. Ducimetiere, E. Eschwege, L. Papoz, J. L. Richard, J. R. Claude and G. Rosselin

This study can be accessed at:

The study investigated the possible role of insulin levels as a risk factor of heart disease. The study included 7,246 non diabetic, working men, aged 43–54 years, initially free from heart disease, and followed for 63 months on average.

Ducimetiere found that insulin levels were associated with heart disease and concluded: "high insulin levels may constitute an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease complications in middle aged non diabetic men".

High insulin levels are caused by high carbohydrate diets. See here and here.

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