Cholesterol and Suicide

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I’ve seen this posted around a few times and decided to do a little more poking. The early research (1997) noted a relationship between low cholesterol and suicide, though in later research (2000, 2001, 2012) it was suspected that the mechanism of operation was depression as the observational relationship between low cholesterol and depression was also made. However, we also (2008) get an increase in lethality of suicide attempt with lowered…