Study title and authors:
Hypocholesterolemia is a significant predictor of death in a cohort of chronic hemodialysis patients.
Iseki K, Yamazato M, Tozawa M, Takishita S.
Dialysis Unit and Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of The Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. email@example.com
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11967041
The study investigated the impact of cholesterol levels in kidney failure patients receiving hemodialysis treatment. The study included 1,167 hemodialysis patients who were followed for ten years.
The study found that 12.7% more patients survived who had the highest cholesterol, above 220 mg/dL (5.7 mmol/L), compared to the patients with the lowest cholesterol, below 140 mg/dL (3.6 mmol/L).