High density lipoprotein cholesterol and longevity.

  • Ancel Keys
  • Published 1988 in Journal of epidemiology and community health
In the Twin Cities Prospective Study, executive men aged 45 to 55 and "healthy" at the entry examinations in 1948 were re-examined yearly to 1975. Follow-up through 1983 lost only one man. High density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) in the serum was measured in 1955 with a method checked with recent standard methods. Among 217 men, 130 were dead by 1983, 56… CONTINUE READING