Scottish study does not replicate findings

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.807b (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:807
  1. Michael Ryan,
  2. F E Murray
  1. Consultant in biochemical medicine Ninewells Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Dundee DD2 1UB
  2. Consultant physician Dundee Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Dundee DD1 9SY

    EDITOR,--Massimo Gallerani and colleagues found lower cholesterol concentrations in subjects after parasuicide than in control subjects matched for age, sex, diabetes, hypertension, heterozygote β thalassaemia, drug misuse, and alcoholism.1 These results suggest an association between low cholesterol concentrations and suicide. The control population--331 non-suicidal …

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