How should chronic alcohol abuse affect cholesterol levels?

Lowers it. Alcohol abusers are unlikely to eat a lot of greaseburgers, and the ruined liver eventually cannot make much cholesterol. Please forgive me -- if a person wants to ruin his/her life, make others miserable, and die young and miserable with a "very healthy" serum cholesterol, then heavy drinking is the way.

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How could chronic alcohol abuse affect cholesterol levels?

May lower LDL. Especially when one is dying of liver failure, it's harder to make 'bad cholesterol'. This is little comfort. I'd rather die ten times from ten heart attacks than subject myself and those I love to life-destroying alcohol abuse. Read more...