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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Bipolar mixed episodes are associated with abnormally low cholesterol

This paper was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2007 Oct;68(10):e25

Study title and authors:
Bipolar mixed episodes: characteristics and comorbidities.
Goldberg JF, McElroy SL.
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

This paper can be accessed at:

Bipolar mixed episodes is a mental health condition where a person has symptoms of depression and mania at the same time.

Dr Joseph Goldberg describes how bipolar mixed episodes are associated with greater total lifetime costs, increased suicide risk, and increased substance misuse than pure manic episodes.

Dr Goldberg found that bipolar mixed episodes were associated with abnormally low cholesterol.