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: email@example.com.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23237826
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.