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, 5 October 2012

Low cholesterol levels associated with poor outcome in patients hospitalized with heart failure

This study was published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure 2012 Mar;18(3):194-201
Study title and authors:
Low serum total cholesterol level is a surrogate marker, but not a risk factor, for poor outcome in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure: a report from the Korean Heart Failure Registry.
Yoon CH, Youn TJ, Ahn S, Choi DJ, Cho GY, Chae IH, Choi J, Cho H, Han S, Cho MC, Jeon ES, Chae SC, Kim JJ, Ryu KH, Oh BH; Korean Heart Failure Registry.
Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
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This study evaluated the effect of cholesterol levels on patients hospitalized due to heart failure. The study included 2,797 heart failure patients.

The study found that the patients with the lowest cholesterol levels, had a 57% increased risk of death and readmission to hospital due to heart failure compared to the patients with the highest cholesterol levels.