Abstract Title:

Serum cholesterol levels in homicidal offenders. A low cholesterol level is connected with a habitually violent tendency under the influence of alcohol.

Abstract Source:

Neuropsychobiology. 1983 ;10(2-3):65-9. PMID: 6674827

Abstract Author(s):

M Virkkunen


Serum cholesterol fasting concentrations were measured in 280 male homicidal offenders. Those with an antisocial personality or an intermittent explosive disorder with a habitually violent tendency in both when under the influence of alcohol showed a lower mean level of serum cholesterol than did other offenders. The results were also compatible with the hypotheses that antisocial personality consists of two groups. The exact reason for the finding is not clear but it could be connected with an enhanced insulin secretion.

Study Type : Human Study

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