The Münster Heart Study (PROCAM): total mortality in middle-aged men is increased at low total and LDL cholesterol concentrations in smokers but not in nonsmokers.

@article{Cullen1997TheMH,
  title={The M{\"u}nster Heart Study (PROCAM): total mortality in middle-aged men is increased at low total and LDL cholesterol concentrations in smokers but not in nonsmokers.},
  author={Paul Cullen and Helmut Schulte and G. A\ssmann},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1997},
  volume={96 7},
  pages={2128-36}
}
BACKGROUND Some large epidemiological studies have shown an increase in mortality at low levels of total and LDL cholesterol. It has been speculated that low cholesterol levels may play a causative role in this association. To investigate this question, we analyzed all deaths occurring among middle-aged men in the Münster Heart Study (PROCAM), one of the largest prospective epidemiological studies of coronary heart disease risk markers in Europe. METHODS AND RESULTS In the Münster Heart Study… CONTINUE READING

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