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Men with total cholesterol of 200-239 mg/dL 18% LESS likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years
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Men whose total cholesterol levels were 200-239 mg/dL were 18% LESS likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.
In other words, having HIGHER cholesterol levels was associated with a LOWER risk of death.
Or to say this in reverse, having HIGHER cholesterol levels was associated with a LOWER risk of death.
Why would I want to lower my cholesterol levels?
Kirihara Y, Hamazaki K, Hamazaki T, Ogushi Y, Tsuji H, and Shirasak S. The Relationship between Total Blood Cholesterol Levels and All-cause Mortality in Fukui City, and Meta-analysis of This Relationship in Japan. Journal of Lipid Nutrition, 2008; 17(1): 67-78.
The paper is posted here.
Author’s Contact Info
Tomohito Hamazaki, MD, PhD
Division of Clinical Application
Department of Clinical Sciences
Institute of Natural Medicine
University of Toyama
Toyama-city, Toyama 9300194, Japan
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