Originally posted January 8, 2010.
The first major government sponsored study on heart disease was the 40 year Framingham study. The 30-year follow-up study offered the following startling conclusions….
Men over 47 (the age demographic with the most heart attacks) died from heart disease just as often whether their cholesterol was high or low. In fact, the 30-year follow-up to the Framingham study found that people whose cholesterol had decreased had a higher risk of dying than those whose cholesterol had increased. The researchers wrote that “for each 1 mg/dl drop in cholesterol, there was an 11 percent increase in coronary and total mortality.” In other words, deaths from heart disease increased as cholesterol in the blood decreased.
Source: Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon, Eat Fat, Lose Fat