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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

Friday, 27 July 2012

20 year study shows that a high saturated fat diet is associated with a reduction in heart disease

This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology 2005 Apr 1;161(7):672-9

Study title and authors:
Dietary fat intake and risk of coronary heart disease in women: 20 years of follow-up of the nurses' health study.
Oh K, Hu FB, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC.
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

This study examined the associations of dietary fat with the risk of coronary heart disease. The study included 78,778 women who were followed for 20 years.

Regarding saturated fat, the study found that women who consumed the most saturated fat had a 3% reduced risk of heart disease compared to the women who consumed the least saturated fat.