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One of the paradoxes discovered in studies looking at cholesterol levels and health is that while one might reduce ones cholesterol to reduce a chance of a heart attack this seemed to raise the chances of dying from a violent death. The reason for this latter relationship is still unclear. Two meta analyses[1][2] conducted in the 1990's confirmed that men with low cholesterol levels had significantly higher rates of death from violence and suicide

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  1. Cummings, P., & Psaty, B.M. (1994). The association between cholesterol and death through injury, 120, 848-855
  2. Muldoon, M. F., Manuck, S. B., & Matthews, K. M. (1992). Lowering cholesterol concentrations and mortality: A quantitative review of primary prevention trials. British Medical Journal.301,309-314

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