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    Higher Cholesterol Is Associated With Longer Life

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    graham64
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    Higher Cholesterol Is Associated With Longer Life

    Post by graham64 on Mon Oct 17 2016, 21:55

    Is it possible that mainstream medicine got cholesterol all wrong? That not only does cholesterol have no connection to heart disease, but that high cholesterol is actually a good thing? Yes, it’s more than possible — here I’ll show some evidence that higher cholesterol is associated with longer life.

    All-cause mortality vs heart disease

    Obviously, people die from many causes, whether natural, such as heart disease, cancer, or infection, or unnatural, such as from homicide, suicide, or accidents.

    Should we be concerned about what cause we die from?

    Yes, and no. On the one hand, if you’re dead, you’re dead, no matter from what. On the other, dying in your sleep in old age may be preferable to a long, lingering illness.

    Nevertheless, from a public health standpoint, it seems a mistake to focus on changing something that lowers the risk of death from one cause only to raise that risk from another.

    While total cholesterol is a poor if not utterly worthless risk marker for heart disease, doctors have focused on it to the exclusion of how it might affect other causes of death. It does you little good to save yourself from heart disease if it means that you increase your risk of death from cancer.

    All-cause mortality — death from anything — is the most appropriate measure to use when looking at risk factors.

    Older people with higher cholesterol live longer

    Population studies in Japan show that people of all ages with higher cholesterol live longer.1

    Overall, an inverse trend is found [in Japan] between all-cause mortality and total (or low density lipoprotein [LDL]) cholesterol levels: mortality is highest in the lowest cholesterol group without exception. If limited to elderly people, this trend is universal. As discussed in Section 2, elderly people with the highest cholesterol levels have the highest survival rates irrespective of where they live in the world.

    Full story here: https://medium.com/the-mission/higher-cholesterol-is-associated-with-longer-life-b4090f28d96e#.3ypl8nwr9


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    Re: Higher Cholesterol Is Associated With Longer Life

    Post by chris c on Wed Oct 19 2016, 21:21

    Precisely!

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