The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

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

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Low cholesterol leads to higher suicide and homicide rates

Published in the J Psychiatr Res. 2009 Jun;43(9):848-54. Epub 2009 Jan 8.

Low serum cholesterol and external-cause mortality: potential implications for research and surveillance.
Boscarino JA, Erlich PM, Hoffman SN.
Center for Health Research, Geisinger Clinic, 100 N. Academy Avenue, MC 44-00, Danville, PA 17822, United States.

This paper can be accessed at:

The study examined 4462 male, US veterans and found that low cholesterol led to higher exteral mortality (suicide, homicide, and accidents etc) and morbid depression.

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