Women with high cholesterol levels enjoy significant protection against breast cancer, and lower overall mortality as well. Yet another study exploding the myth of the dangers of high cholesterol. The effect size of this study is huge – women with low cholesterol are nearly twice as likely to develop breast cancer.
A new study claims that women diagnosed with high cholesterol are 45% less likely to develop breast cancer.
Scientists attending a conference of the European Society of Cardiology in Barcelona, Spain, learned about the findings from a longitudinal study of more than one million patient records.
Women with high cholesterol levels – with a “diagnosis of hyperlipidaemia” – enjoy significant protection against breast cancer, and lower overall mortality aswell.
Breastcancer.com reports: Read the abstract of “Patients with a diagnosis of hyperlipidaemia have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer and lower mortality rates: a large retrospective longitudinal cohort study from the UK ACALM registry.”
To do the study, the researchers looked at the records of 16,043 women in the United Kingdom who were admitted to the hospital between Jan. 1, 2000 and March 31, 2013 with a diagnosis of high cholesterol. The women were age 40 or older.
The researchers compared…
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