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Low serum cholesterol and suicide.

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"Primary prevention trials which have shown that the lowering of serum cholesterol concentrations in middle-aged subjects by diet, drugs, or both leads to a decrease in coronary heart disease have also reported an increase in deaths due to suicide or violence. There has been no adequate explanation for this association. I have reviewed the relevant published work and describe a physiological mechanism that might account for this curious finding. One of the functions of serotonin in the centra...

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10.1192/bjp.162.6.818

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
162
Issue:
6
Pages:
818-825
Publication date:
1993-06-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:9f71b56f-e45a-4693-bb4e-6e7da55a9538
Source identifiers:
186026
Local pid:
pubs:186026

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