Study title and authors:
Cholesterol and mood states at 3 days after delivery.
Nasta MT, Grussu P, Quatraro RM, Cerutti R, Grella PV.
Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11832250
The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between cholesterol and mood states in women immediately following childbirth. The study included 72 women who had their mood analysed and cholesterol levels measured three days after giving birth.
The study found that women with lower cholesterol levels immediately following childbirth had major feelings of fatigue and a depressed mood.