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

Sunday, 29 January 2012

HDL cholesterol levels are 43% higher in healthy people compared to patients with gastric cancer

This study was published in Hepato-gastroenterology 2003 Dec;50 Suppl 2:cclxxiii-cclxxv.

Study title and authors:
Serum paraoxonase levels in gastric cancer.
Akçay MN, Yilmaz I, Polat MF, Akçay G.
Ataturk University Medical Faculty, Department of General Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey.

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High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels were measured in 20 patients with gastric cancer and in 20 age-and gender-matched healthy controls.

The study found that HDL cholesterol levels were 43% higher in healthy people compared to patients with gastric cancer.

Consuming a diet rich in saturated fat is the best way to raise HDL cholesterol levels. See here, here and here.