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

Friday, 19 October 2012

Cancer patients have low HDL cholesterol levels years before diagnosis - Best way to raise HDL is to eat saturated fat

This study was published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology 2012;59(13s1):E1764-E1764.

Paul Michael Lavigne; Haseeb Jafri; Richard Karas

This study can be accessed at:
This study investigated the association of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels with the incidence of cancer. The study included 201 cases of cancer and 402 matched controls. Their HDL cholesterol levels were measured at four time points throughout an average of 18.7 years prior to diagnosis of cancer.
The study found that HDL cholesterol levels were lower in cancer subjects than matched controls at each point of assessment throughout the 18.7 years prior to diagnosis.
The best way to raise your HDL cholesterol levels is to consume a diet rich in saturated fat, see here.