Year: 2002 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.32, no.3, (Fall 2002), p.333-346 SIEC No: 20031311

A meta-analysis was performed on studies exploring the link between low levels of serum cholesterol and increased risk of suicide. Follow-up studies found that those with lower cholesterol levels do have a tiny but statistically significant increased risk of completing suicide. Cholesterol lowering studies, however, did not lead to a significant increase in completed suicide. (57 refs)