This study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology 1980 Sep;112(3):388-94
Study title and authors:
Total serum cholesterol and cancer mortality in a middle-aged male population.
Cambien F, Ducimetiere P, Richard J.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7424886
This study investigated the relationship between cholesterol levels and death from cancer. The study included 7,603 men, aged 43-52 years, who were followed for an average of 6.6 years.
The study found:
(a) Those who died from cancer had lower cholesterol levels than those who survived.
(b) Cholesterol levels increased steadily with survival time.