Year: 2002 Source: Neuropsychobiology, v.45, no.3, (2002), p.124-127 SIEC No: 20020828

In this study, serum total cholesterol & leptin levels were compared in 24 suicide attempters & 24 healthy controls. The patients with suicide attempts had significantly lower serum cholesterol & leptin levels than controls. There was a positive correlation between cholesterol & leptin levels in both groups. Our results suggest that suicide attempts seem to be associated with decreased serum cholesterol & leptin levels. (24 refs)