STUDY: Gun at home raises soldiers’ suicide risk

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(CNN) — A new study is suggesting a way to limit the risk of suicide among soldiers

Researchers say limit their access to a loaded gun.

The study found soldiers who died by suicide were more likely than their peers to own personal firearms. Researchers note the odds of suicide death was four times higher with a loaded gun kept at home or one carried in public.

The study was published Friday in the Medical Journal Jama Network Open.

The Departments of Defense and Human and Health Services funded the research.

It’s part of an effort to better understand suicide among service members.

More than 1,000 Active Duty U.S. Army Soldiers have died by suicide since 2015.

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