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

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Low cholesterol levels linked with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

This study was published in Metabolism 2006 Jul;55(7):980-8

Study title and authors:
Altered lipid, apolipoprotein, and lipoprotein profiles in inflammatory bowel disease: consequences on the cholesterol efflux capacity of serum using Fu5AH cell system.
Ripollés Piquer B, Nazih H, Bourreille A, Segain JP, Huvelin JM, Galmiche JP, Bard JM.
Laboratoire de Biochimie Générale et Appliquée, UFR de Pharmacie, Université de Nantes, 44035 Nantes, France.

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This study examined the association of cholesterol levels with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The study included 21 patients with inflammatory bowel diseases and 28 healthy subjects.

The study found that the patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had significantly lower levels of cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol than the healthy subjects.