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29 August 2008

Can Low Cholesterol Cause Cancer?

Both high levels and low levels of LDL cholesterol were found to be associated with cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes.

A study of more than 6,000 patients with type 2 diabetes and found a V-shaped risk relation between LDL cholesterol and cancer. The study excluded people on statin drugs, as statins obscure the association between LDL cholesterol and cancer.

Low LDL levels were linked to cancers of digestive organs and peritoneum, genital and urinary organs, and lymphatic and blood tissues. High LDL levels raised the risks of oral, digestive, bone, skin, connective tissue, and breast cancers.


* Science Daily August 25, 2008

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