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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

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

High cholesterol levels reduce the risk of stomach cancer

This study was published in Acta Oncologica 1988;27(1):39-42

Study title and authors:
Risk of stomach cancer in association with serum cholesterol and beta-lipoprotein.
Törnberg SA, Carstensen JM, Holm LE.
Department of General Oncology, Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.

This study can be accessed at:

Beta-lipoprotein equates to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

This study investigated the relationship between cholesterol levels, beta-lipoprotein levels and the risk of stomach cancer. The study included 92,710 individuals who were followed for 18 years.

The study found:
(a) For every 40 mg/dL (1.03 mmol/L) increase in cholesterol there was a 15% reduced risk of stomach cancer.
(b) Increased levels of beta-lipoprotein were associated with a decreased risk of stomach cancer.

The results of the study show that higher levels of cholesterol are associated with a reduced risk of stomach cancer.