are you aware of any serious, controlled study in which there is evidence showing that low or very low serum cholesterol will result in higher cardiovascular risk or infectious disease risk? I mean any study based on a group on a diet that results in low serum cholesterol where they perform significantly worse that a similar group on a diet that results in high or medium serum cholesterol ? The question arises because in a recent question that I made about why some modern paleo have very high total cholesterol another paleohacker showed population statistics in which the different levels of total cholesterol per country are regressed against cardiovascular and other risks. I do not consider that study important, because obviously if you compare, for instance (as they do) the rates of infectious diseases in Denmark or Norway with those in Angola or Malawi, there are many factors beyond diet that will be extremely important, such as access to antibiotics or modern medicine. So I am looking for some serious evidence of that sort, if there is any!
asked byPhilosopher (3524)
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on November 17, 2011
at 10:18 AM
This Serious study showed that moderately elevated cholesterol (by current standards) may prove to be not only harmless but even beneficial. Does that help?