Crux of Can low cholesterol cause cancer? by John Briffa:

  • Past studies found that “Low cholesterol is associated with an enhanced risk of specific health issues including haemorrhagic stroke (stroke caused by bleeding of rather than blockage in blood vessels) and cancer.”
  • A new study shows a long term link between cancer and low cholesterol in the 19 years before the cancer was diagnosed.
  • It may be that cancer causes low cholesterol, but from this recent study it seems more likely that low cholesterol is the cause and cancer the effect.