Mark R. Goldstein, MD
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Goldstein MR. Cholesterol and Violence: Is There A Connection?. Ann Intern Med. 1998;129:668-669. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-129-8-199810150-00021
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(8):668-669.
TO THE EDITOR:
Before breakfast, as I was reading Dr. Golomb's intriguing article , I realized which connection between cholesterol and violence actually exists. I was quite angry about the article's conclusions.
The connection between low cholesterol and aggressive behavior may be a connection between hunger and aggressive behavior. In some instances, low cholesterol levels may be a surrogate marker for being chronically underfed. From an evolutionary standpoint, it makes sense. In times of low food supply, primitive humans were hungry, probably had low cholesterol levels, and were aggressive enough to hunt food for survival.
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