Study title and authors:
Serum cholesterol and mortality rates in a Native American population with low cholesterol concentrations: a U-shaped association.
Fagot-Campagna A, Hanson RL, Narayan KM, Sievers ML, Pettitt DJ, Nelson RG, Knowler WC.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Phoenix, Ariz 85014, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9315525
The study investigated the relationship between cholesterol levels and death rates. The study included 4,553 Pima Indians aged 20 or over who were followed for more than 12 years.
After analysing 12 years of data the researchers found that those with the lowest cholesterol had a 9% increase in death rates compared to those with the highest cholesterol.
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Low cholesterol and increased mortality and cancer in 40-69 year olds