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Cholesterol

27 July 2010

Depression, cholesterol and gender linked

Gender-specific regulation of cholesterol levels may help prevent depression in the elderly, suggests a new study.

Gender-specific regulation of cholesterol levels may help prevent depression in the elderly, suggests a new study.

In contrast, depression in men was linked with low levels of "bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). This association was strongest in men with a genetic vulnerability to depression related to a serotonin transporter gene.

 

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