Controversial cholesterol study divides experts

LDL cholesterol is now in question as a cause of cardiovascular disease in older people.

A systematic review of 19 studies involving 68,094 people has found no association between high LDL cholesterol and premature death from cardiovascular disease.

Instead, the researchers found that 92% of study participants with high LDL cholesterol lived longer than those with low LDL cholesterol.

Describing the findings as "robust" and "thoroughly reviewed," joint author Dr Malcolm Kendrick, an intermediate care GP