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

Thursday, 12 January 2012

High levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with lower levels of breast cancer

This study was published in Cancer Causes and Control 1992 Sep;3(5):403-8

Study title and authors:
Serum lipids and breast cancer risk: a cohort study of 5,207 Danish women.
Høyer AP, Engholm G.
Danish Cancer Registry, Copenhagen.

This study can be accessed at:

The association between high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglyceride levels and breast cancer risk was investigated in  5,207 Danish women, aged 30 - 80 over a 26 year period.

The study found:
(a) Higher triglyceride levels were associated with higher breast cancer incidence.
(b) Women who had the highest HDL cholesterol had a 70% reduction in breast cancer risk.

High Triglyceride levels are caused by low fat, high carbohydrate diets. See here.

The best way to increase your HDL cholesterol levels is to consume a diet rich in saturated fat. See here, here , herehere, and here.