Serum cholesterol concentrations in parasuicide

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.807a (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:807
  1. M R Law,
  2. N J Wald
  1. Reader Professor Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London EC1M 6BQ

    Depression may cause low cholestero

    EDITOR,--Massimo Gallerani and colleagues report low serum cholesterol concentrations in people who attempt suicide.1 Their findings are consistent with those of our systematic review of the possible hazards of lowering serum cholesterol.2 The question is whether the association arises because a low serum cholesterol concentration causes depression and so causes suicide or because a low serum cholesterol concentration is …

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