Serum Cholesterol and Human Cancer

  • Anthony John McMichael
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Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 7)

Abstract

In the early 1980s, substantial interest centered on a series of epidemiologic observations indicating that individuals with low concentrations of serum cholesterol were at increased risk of cancer. In view of mounting advice from cardiovascular disease epidemiologists that the mean concentration of serum cholesterol within the community should be lowered, as an important means of primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (Grundy et al., 1982; World Health Organization, 1985), these cancer-related observations posed a potentially serious public health dilemma (Feinleib, 1982; McMichael et al., 1984).

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Colon Cancer Cancer Risk Cancer Mortality Serum Cholesterol Serum Cholesterol Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony John McMichael
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  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideSouth Australia

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