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Low cholesterol levels in midlife appear to translate into lower mortality well into old age, according to a study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

In the 1960’s, Finnish researchers measured cholesterol levels in over 3,000 men ages 35 to 45. Up to 39 years later, men with the lowest cholesterol levels (193 mg./dl. or lower) at the beginning of the study enjoyed a 25 percent lower mortality rate. In addition, an analysis of over half of the men found that low cholesterol levels were associated with better health-related quality of life.

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