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    Did Robin Williams get enough cholesterol?

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    In reading about the tragic health circumstances of Robin Williams; there is heart disease; depression and then Parkinsons. Could these all be related to an intake of a high carbohydrate, low cholesterol diet? Just wondering.


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    One could only speculate. And then there are those studies that say:

    "Three recent case-control studies conclude that diets high in animal fat or cholesterol are associated with a substantial increase in risk for Parkinson's disease..."
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    Sadly, we'll never know. Maybe he had a sensitivity to gluten. Maybe he did need more cholesterol. Or maybe it wasn't diet related. It's a terrible shame.

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    Stefan Molyneux made a fascinating video about Robin Williams a few days ago. He apparently had a rough childhood and some terrible divorces, and the issues from them kept following him throughout his life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson1775 View Post
    Stefan Molyneux made a fascinating video about Robin Williams a few days ago. He apparently had a rough childhood and some terrible divorces, and the issues from them kept following him throughout his life.
    Depression is a disease that sometimes kills. Looking for "reasons" why someone was depressed or ended up dying by suicide is pointless, IMO. More helpful to look into prevention and sustainable treatment, as well as reducing the stigma of the illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Depression is a disease that sometimes kills. Looking for "reasons" why someone was depressed or ended up dying by suicide is pointless, IMO. More helpful to look into prevention and sustainable treatment, as well as reducing the stigma of the illness.

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    Understood. I'm not a psychiatrist, just a curious person.
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    Depression has nothing to do with a cholesterol deficiency. There seems to be a promising line of research regarding neuroinflammation and the kynurenine pathway in the pathophysiology of major depression.

    Which really just comes back around to the generally unhelpful advice that everyone ignores about eating well and living a healthy lifestyle.

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    he struggled with cocaine addiction and i always wonder if that sort of thing permanently rewires the brain. and not in a good way.
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    Depression is biological: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOAgplgTxfc

    As the Stanford biologist in the video expounds upon, early childhood trauma makes you more prone severe depression; the kind that you don't come out of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    he struggled with cocaine addiction and i always wonder if that sort of thing permanently rewires the brain. and not in a good way.
    This. Given Robin very notoriously spent all of the 80s and a chunk of the 90s on Charlie and booze and had a couple of publicised relapses (that he was ballsy enough to talk about in detail), this is going to be a much more influential factor on his neurochemistry and health than wheat or cholesterol. Coke has been proven to very much conclusively rewire the brain and the relationship between depression and alcohol dependency makes the two almost synonymous.

    It's honestly like looking at a guy who was stabbed repeatedly in the face and asking "I wonder if his breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup contributed to this outcome."

    Bear in mind I don't say this as a judgement on the guy - I love Robin Williams. But it is what it is.

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