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Old January 4th, 2006, 13:46
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Very Low LDL Cholesterol Levels May Increase Mortality

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" cholesterol, because high levels are linked to heart disease, but low levels may not be good for the elderly.

A new study of older men and women shows that higher LDL cholesterol levels are associated with decreasing mortality risk in women. For both men and women, the risk of fatal heart failure decreases with higher LDL cholesterol levels.

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