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

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Statins increase the risk of suicidal thoughts by 159%

This study was published in Crisis 2014 Jan 1;35(4):278-82

Study title and authors:
Lipophilic statin use and suicidal ideation in a sample of adults with mood disorders.
Davison KM, Kaplan BJ.
School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Health Science Program, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC, Canada

This study can be accessed at:

This study investigated the association between statins and suicidal ideation (suicidal thoughts) in adults with mood disorders. The study included 97 patients, aged over 18 years.

The study found those taking statins had a 159% increased prevalence of suicidal ideation compared to those not taking statins.