Cholesterol - HUNT 2 study
Not sure if anyone has seen this study on the effects of cholesterol on mortality and heart disease. It was conducted in Norway, with a study group of just over 50,000.
In females, the higher the cholesterol reading, the lower the mortality rates, and heart disease also decreased. For men, it wasn't so straightforward - low cholesterol was linked with high mortality, but the rate increased at higher readings - still a lower risk than those with low cholesterol readings (under 5)
This is by no means new information, but it's another study that calls clinical guidelines into question, and should be reliable due to the large sample size and no conflict of interest.
Is the use of cholesterol in mortality risk algorithms in clinical guidelines valid? Ten years prospective data from the Norwegian HUNT 2 study - Petursson - 2011 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice - Wiley Online Library
Also, anybody see this headline today? HEART ATTACK RISK IN HEALTHY SPREADS
Daily Express - Digital Editions
Here is the article:
Heart attack risk in 'healthy spreads' | UK | News | Daily Express
No doubt nobody will actually take it seriously and return to their low fat veg spreads! But, interesting that something going against common dietary 'knowledge' has made its way into a newspaper.