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

Sunday, 20 January 2013

High cholesterol levels associated with exceptional longevity in men

This study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine 2008 Feb 11;168(3):284-90

Study title and authors:
Exceptional longevity in men: modifiable factors associated with survival and function to age 90 years.
Yates LB, Djoussé L, Kurth T, Buring JE, Gaziano JM.
Division of Aging, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA.

This study can be accessed at:
The study examined factors associated with a life span of 90 or more in men. The study lasted 25 years and included 2,357 men.
Regarding cholesterol levels, the study found that men with cholesterol above 240 mg/dL (6.2 mmol/L) had an 8% increased likelihood of achieving a 90 year life span compared to men with cholesterol levels below 240 mg/dL (6.2 mmol/L).