Women with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 21% more likely to die (from any cause) during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.
(6.8 per 1,000 women with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died versus 5.6 women with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl. 12.1 divided by 7.2 equals 1.68.)
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 women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).
© Copyright 2003-2017 - Larry Hobbs - All Rights Reserved.