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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, 13 April 2016

Healthy old people have high cholesterol

This study was published in the Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine 2009 Jul;67(7):1343-7

Study title and authors:
Clues to the exceptional longevity --morbiditiy and functional status of Tokyo-area centenarians
Takayama M, Hirose N
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine.

This study can be accessed at:

This study examined the association between various factors and physical & cognitive function in 302 people over a 100 years of age.

Regarding blood pressure and cholesterol levels, Takayama found that higher blood pressure, higher total cholesterol levels and higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels were associated with better physical and cognitive function.

Takayama concluded: "This phenomenon might be one of the "centenarian paradox".

Dr Malcolm Kendrick will have a wry smile at yet another "health paradox."