High cholesterol, triglycerides, and body-mass index in suicide attempters.

  title={High cholesterol, triglycerides, and body-mass index in suicide attempters.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Brunner and Thomas Bronisch and Hildegard Pfister and Frank Jacobi and Michael Hoefler and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen},
  journal={Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research},
  volume={10 1},
Low cholesterol concentrations and cholesterol-lowering therapies have been suggested to be associated with increased suicidality. This article examined the association of cholesterol, triglycerides, and body-mass index (BMI) with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Findings are based on a nationally representative community sample of n = 4,181 subjects (18-65 years) examined with a standardized diagnostic interview (CIDI) for (DSM-IV) mental disorders. Controlling for age and gender the… CONTINUE READING

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