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, 16 June 2012

Hepatitis C associated with low cholesterol levels

This study was published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis 2006 Jan;13(1):56-61

Study title and authors:
Serum lipid pattern in chronic hepatitis C: histological and virological correlations.
Siagris D, Christofidou M, Theocharis GJ, Pagoni N, Papadimitriou C, Lekkou A, Thomopoulos K, Starakis I, Tsamandas AC, Labropoulou-Karatza C.
Department of Internal Medicine, Patras University Hospital, Patras, Greece.

This study can be accessed at:

The study investigated the association of cholesterol levels with the hepatitis C virus. The study included 155 patients with hepatitis C and 138 normal subjects.

The study found that the patients with hepatitis C had significantly lower levels of cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol than the normal subjects.

Links to other studies:
Low cholesterol associated with liver cancer
Low levels of cholesterol are predictive of higher rates of death in patients with end-stage renal disease
Low cholesterol levels are associated with lung disease