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

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Low cholesterol is associated with an increase in death rates in people aged 20 and over

This study was published in Circulation 1997 Sep 2;96(5):1408-15

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.

This study can be accessed at:

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.

Links to other studies:
Women with high cholesterol live the longest
Low Cholesterol increases the mortality rate by 30% in men aged 30-65
Low cholesterol and increased mortality and cancer in 40-69 year olds