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

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

High cholesterol significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer

This study was published in Ethnicty and Disease 2012 Summer;22(3):281-7

Study title and authors:
Cholesterol, lipoproteins, and breast cancer risk in African American women.
Llanos AA, Makambi KH, Tucker CA, Wallington SF, Shields PG, Adams-Campbell LL.
Department of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20057, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

The study investigated the relationship between cholesterol levels and the risk of breast cancer. The study included 97 African American women with breast cancer and 102 control subjects.

The study found:
(a) Higher levels of cholesterol were associated with a 54% reduction in breast cancer risk.
(b) Higher levels of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol were associated with a 59% reduction in breast cancer risk.
(c) Lower levels of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol were associated with a 99% increase in breast cancer risk.

The data from the study demonstrates significant reductions in breast cancer risk with high levels of total cholesterol & LDL cholesterol and significant increase in risk when HDL cholesterol levels are low.