Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review
OPEN BMJ open | 14 Jun 2016
U Ravnskov, DM Diamond, R Hama, T Hamazaki, B Hammarskjöld, N Hynes, M Kendrick, PH Langsjoen, A Malhotra, L Mascitelli, KS McCully, Y Ogushi, H Okuyama, PJ Rosch, T Schersten, S Sultan and R Sundberg
It is well known that total cholesterol becomes less of a risk factor or not at all for all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality with increasing age, but as little is known as to whether low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), one component of total cholesterol, is associated with mortality in the elderly, we decided to investigate this issue.
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