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Author Topic: If you're over 60, high LDL can be GOOD  (Read 79 times)

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If you're over 60, high LDL can be GOOD
« on: March 02, 2019, 08:09:54 PM »
https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/6/...0JiGJIEbGd8YhY

"Conclusions High LDL-C is inversely associated with mortality in most people over 60 years. This finding is inconsistent with the cholesterol hypothesis (ie, that cholesterol, particularly LDL-C, is inherently atherogenic). Since elderly people with high LDL-C live as long or longer than those with low LDL-C, our analysis provides reason to question the validity of the cholesterol hypothesis. Moreover, our study provides the rationale for a re-evaluation of guidelines recommending pharmacological reduction of LDL-C in the elderly as a component of cardiovascular disease prevention strategies."

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Re: If you're over 60, high LDL can be GOOD
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 08:12:45 AM »
This looks like an interesting article but the link will not open.  It says I don't have access.  Maybe it requires a subscription ?
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Re: If you're over 60, high LDL can be GOOD
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 12:53:49 PM »
It wouldn’t open for me either.
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Re: If you're over 60, high LDL can be GOOD
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 07:35:54 PM »
The link did not work for me as well.

The idea of cholesterol’s association with CVD has been questioned by numerous studies. I remember reading a study some years ago which looked at cholesterol levels of persons admitted to hospital with a (first time) heart attack and followed up their mortality rates. The highest rates of mortality were found in the “normal” level group whereas both the “low” and “high” cholesterol groups lived much longer.
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Re: If you're over 60, high LDL can be GOOD
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 10:22:41 PM »
This works. Thanks.
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Re: If you're over 60, high LDL can be GOOD
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 07:14:36 AM »
That did it, thanks for the article. 
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