365 Ways #153–The Cholesterol Curve

#153–A study in The Lancet: Total mortality curve by cholesterol percentiles reveals that the greatest risk occurs in the top 10-15% of cholesterol levels. Below the 85th percentile (253mg/dl) the total mortality curve shows a gradual decline until the 10th percentile (166mg/dl) is reached. There, mortality goes back up due to an increase in cancer and suicide.

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