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Among Chinese people 80 years of age and older, higher LDL cholesterol levels were associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality.

Comment: This study highlights the fact that we still do not know the ideal cholesterol level. Formally, it was thought that the lower the better in terms of LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. We will have to see if this study can be replicated and the findings hold true.

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