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

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Low cholesterol levels associated with slow mental processing in students

This study was published in Psychosomatic Medicine 1995 Jan-Feb;57(1):50-3

Study title and author:
Do low cholesterol levels slow mental processing?
Benton D.
Department of Psychology, University College, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom.

This study can be accessed at:  

The study investigated the relationship between cholesterol levels and mental processing. Reaction times were assessed in 279 students, aged 18 to 25, by subjecting them to a series of tests that measured their decision times and movement times.

The study found that lower cholesterol levels were associated with slower decision times and slower movement times.

The data from this study suggests that higher cholesterol levels are related to higher cognitive efficiency.