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Low cholesterol predicts death in elderly

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-f

Question Does a low cholesterol level predict mortality in elderly people?

Synopsis These authors identified a random sample of 2277 non-demented Medicare recipients living in northern Manhattan. Each patient underwent blood testing, a health interview, assessment of functional capacity, medical history, physical and neurological examination, and a neuropsychological evaluation. The investigators …

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