Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Lower cholesterol means higher death rate

Yet another study defies the unscientific notion that cholesterol is bad for you.
This study shows that lower cholesterol levels result in increased death rates.

A study of more than 3,500 Japanese-American men over the age of 70 found a steadily
increasing death rate from all causes when cholesterol levels drop. The death rate
for those with the highest cholesterol reading was 35% lower than for those with the
lowest readings. [Schatz IJ. Cholesterol and all-cause mortality in elderly people
from the Honolulu Heart Program: a cohort study. Lancet. 2001;358(9279):351-355.]

So enjoy the fat - eggs, cheese, butter, cream, schmaltz, etc. - it's good for you.
Avoid pasteurized foods, hydrogenated oils, margarine and commercial foods that have

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