Men with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 36% more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.
(3.4 per 1,000 men with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died from cardiovascular disease versus 2.5 men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl. 3.4 divided by 2.5 equals 1.36.)
The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).
© Copyright 2003-2017 - Larry Hobbs - All Rights Reserved.