BOB ARNOLD, M.D.; LACHLAN FORROW, M.D.
ARNOLD B., FORROW L.; Cholesterol Reduction and Life Expectancy. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:122-123. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-1-122_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(1):122-123.
To the editor: Taylor and colleagues (1) report that if men with otherwise low cardiac risk reduce their elevated cholesterol levels by an average of 6.7%, their life expectancy will increase by 3 days to 3 months. A person at high risk for ischemic heart disease might increase his or her life expectancy by days or possibly a year. Although the sophisticated analytic model used in this study is impressive, it is biased in favor of cholesterol reduction. A more comprehensive approach would also consider the amount of time consumed in efforts to lower one's cholesterol level, and then calculate
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