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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Suicide attempters have low cholesterol levels

This study was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders 2012 Dec 10. pii: S0165-0327(12)00799-9
Study title and authors:
Plasma total cholesterol in psychiatric patients after a suicide attempt and in follow-up.
Papadopoulou A, Markianos M, Christodoulou C, Lykouras L.
Department of Psychiatry, Attikon General Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Greece. Electronic address:
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This study investigated the association of cholesterol levels with suicide attempts. The study included 51 subjects who had been admitted to a psychiatric clinic after a suicide attempt, who were compared with normal age-matched subjects.

The study found that the suicide attempters had significantly lower cholesterol levels than the normal subjects.