Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, v.5, no.3, (September 1998), p.249-258 SIEC No: 20020143

Although serum cholesterol has for several decades been linked to atherosclerosis & coronary heart disease, cardiovascular primary prevention studies that have resulted in low or lowered cholesterol have not reduced total mortality. This finding may be due in part to an increase in mortality from suicides, homicides, & accidents among people with low or lowered serum cholesterol. This article attempts to review the literature on cholesterol & aggressive behaviour, examines possible links connecting the two, & suggests an ethnocultural perspective to these connections. (37 refs.)