Suicide, cholesterol relationship found

Do you still think that the lower your cholesterol, the better your health? Think again. A Canadian study (Epidemiology, 2001;12(2):168-172) followed more than 11,000 individuals for 12 years. Researchers found a significant correlation between low serum cholesterol and the incidence of suicide.

Previous studies had found a relationship between low total cholesterol and depression. Although the mechanism is not fully understood, it is believed that cholesterol plays a role in serotonin metabolism.

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