This study was published in Lung Cancer 2008 Sep;61(3):292-300
Study title and authors:
HDL-cholesterol and the incidence of lung cancer in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.
Kucharska-Newton AM, Rosamond WD, Schroeder JC, McNeill AM, Coresh J, Folsom AR; Members of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States. Anna Newton@unc.edu
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18342390
This 13 year study examined the association of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels with the incidence of lung cancer in 14,547 people.
The study found that those with the lowest HDL cholesterol had a 45% increased risk of lung cancer.
The best way to raise your HDL cholesterol levels is to consume a diet high in saturated fat. See here, here and here.