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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

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Men with the lowest cholesterol have a three-fold increased risk of death from AIDS compared to men with the highest cholesterol

This study was published in AIDS 1997 Jun;11(7):929-30

Study title and authors:
Low serum cholesterol and risk of death from AIDS.
Neaton JD, Wentworth DN.

This study can be accessed at:

The study investigated the relationship of cholesterol levels, measured prior to HIV infection, with risk of death from AIDS. The study included 332,547 men aged between 35-57 who were followed for 16 years.

The study found that men with the lowest cholesterol levels, below 160 mg/dL (4.2 mmol/L), had a three-fold increased risk of death from AIDS compared to men who had cholesterol levels above 240 mg/dL (6.2 mmol/L).

Links to other studies:
Men with low cholesterol have a 66% increase in HIV infection compared to men with higher cholesterol
High cholesterol is a marker for longevity