This is the ultimate test because it provides definitive information on the probability of dying as shown by the TC values.
Surprise, surprise, those in their sixties and seventies who comply with the official guidelines for TC have the highest death rates. This result has been confirmed by another major research project in Japan.
Furthermore, for women in these age groups, the higher the TC, the greater the life expectancy. In the light of this knowledge, it simply does not make sense to attempt to lower cholesterol.
Hence, we are left with the very definite conclusion that there is no case for reducing SFA, increasing PUFA or using statins.
There is a very real possibility that your life will be shortened as a result.
In fact, cholesterol is a vital constituent that has a many important functions in the body. We probably need all we can get.
It is highly relevant that 25 per cent of our body cholesterol is present in our brains and therefore lowering TC may affect behaviour which might perhaps explain the increased incidence of violent deaths mentioned above.
Cholesterol may have an important healing role. The high values sometimes noted in heart disease may reflect the fact that the cholesterol is being mobilised in response to the trauma. Unfortunately, many researchers have failed to understand this and wrongly concluded it is a cause rather than an effect.