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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

Thursday, 8 December 2011

20 year study shows those with the lowest cholesterol levels have a 35% increase in death rates compared to those with the highest cholesterol

This study was published in the Lancet 2001 Aug 4;358(9279):351-5.

Study title and authors:
Cholesterol and all-cause mortality in elderly people from the Honolulu Heart Program: a cohort study.
Schatz IJ, Masaki K, Yano K, Chen R, Rodriguez BL, Curb JD.
Clinical Epidemiology and Geriatrics Division, Department of Medicine, John A Bums School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1356 Lusitana Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813-2427, USA.

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The study investigated the relationship between cholesterol levels in 3572 Japanese/American men (aged 71-93 years) and death rates over 20 years.

The study found that those with the lowest cholesterol had a 35% increase in mortality compared to those with the highest cholesterol.