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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

Monday, 30 July 2012

Increasing saturated fat consumption is associated with a decrease in death rates from heart disease

This study was published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1996 Feb;49(2):211-6

Study title and authors:
Relationship between dietary intake and coronary heart disease mortality: lipid research clinics prevalence follow-up study.
Esrey KL, Joseph L, Grover SA.
Centre For the Analysis of Cost-Effective Care, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec, Canada.

This study can be accessed at:

This study examined the relationship between dietary intake and death from heart disease. The study included 4,546 men, aged 30 to 79, who were followed for 12 years.

Regarding dietary saturated fat, the study found that increasing consumption of saturated fat was associated with a 3% decrease in death rates from heart disease.