Serum cholesterol levels and in-hospital mortality in the elderly

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URL: https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(03)00354-1/abstract

Journal: American Journal of Medicine

Publication Date: 09/2003

Summary: Among older hospitalized adults, low serum cholesterol levels appear to be an independent predictor of short-term mortality.

Key Takeaways

Elderly patients in the hospital with low cholesterol levels are more likely to die in the short term.

Why Having Low Cholesterol Is More Deadly

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