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"A low level of cholesterol is healthy"

Low levels of cholesterol can be a symptom of disease - as, for example, liver disease or hyperthyroidism. High levels of cholesterol seem to be very beneficial to people older than 70 years. Dutch study showed a reduced mortality from cancer and infections. Same for women, it seems that high cholesterol is not a problem. So far, a link between cholesterol and heart disease was more common in men under age 50. It is however, a controversy, if lowering cholesterol has any positive impact on people with no prior health problems.
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