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

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Irlen Syndrome associated with significantly decreased cholesterol levels

This study was published in Perceptual and Motor Skills 2003 Dec;97(3 Pt 1):743-52

Study title and authors:
Plasma cholesterol levels and Irlen syndrome: preliminary study of 10- to 17-yr.-old students.
Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Dunstan H, Roberts TK.
University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW, Australia.

This study can be accessed at:

Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information.

This study investigated various health markers in children and teenagers with Irlen Syndrome. The study included 13 subjects with Irlen Syndrome who were compared with a group of 16 age- and sex-matched controls.  

Regarding cholesterol, the study found that cholesterol levels were significantly decreased in the Irlen Syndrome group compared to the control group.