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, 13 December 2011

Older men and women with low cholesterol have a 39% higher risk of death

This study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2003 Jan;51(1):80-4.

Study title and authors:
Does inflammation or undernutrition explain the low cholesterol-mortality association in high-functioning older persons? MacArthur studies of successful aging.
Hu P, Seeman TE, Harris TB, Reuben DB.
Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

This study examined the association between cholesterol levels and 7-year all-cause mortality in 870 older men and women.

The study found that those men and women with lower cholesterol levels had a 39% higher risk of dying over the 7 year study, than those with higher cholesterol levels.