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No Association Between 'Bad Cholesterol' and Senior Deaths

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No Association Between 'Bad Cholesterol' and Senior Deaths

An international team of experts has found that older people with high levels of "bad" cholesterol live as long — or longer — than their peers with low levels. The findings, which came after analyzing more than 68,000 patients over the age of 60, call into question whether seniors with high cholesterol, especially high levels of low-density lipoprotein or LDL (LDL-C), are more at risk of dying from heart attack and stroke and need statin drugs to lower their cholesterol levels. "We have known for decades that high total cholesterol becomes a much weaker risk for cardiovascular disease with advancing...

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