Another fascinating paper caught by my friends from a vegan forum - and another chunk of the mainstream medical belief system imploding!
New study "Low-Density Lipoprotein Levels in Patients With Acute Heart Failure" by
Mark R. Kahn et al., 16 Oct 2012, found strong rising trend towards higher and higher mortality with lower and lower LDL, in every subcategory of the heart disease etiology or statin/lack of statin treatment. For example, for the total mortality (multivariate statistical analysis), relative mortality risk increased monotonically with lowering of the LDL such as illustrated in the following table:
|LDL (mg/dL)||Relative |
The study showed a similarly increasing mortality risk with lower LDL, over time, illustrated by the following figures from the paper:
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