Gray, R.F.; Corrigan, F.M.; Strathdee, A.; Skinner, E.R.; van Rhijn, A.G.; Horrobin, D.F.
Cholesterol metabolism and violence: a study of individuals convicted of violent crimes
Neuroreport 1993; 4(6): 754-6.


To examine the relationship between plasma lipoproteins and apolipoproteins in men with convictions for violent offences, blood was obtained from 15 men with a history of violence who were serving prison sentences for violent offences, and 25 age-matched male controls from the staff of the Argyll and Bute Psychiatric Hospital, who had no criminal records. The two groups did not differ in plasma total cholesterol concentrations, HDL-C, LDL-C, VLDL-C or in HDL subfractions. The most significant differences in the offenders were higher apoprotein AIV (3.62 vs 0.85: p = < 0.000001) and higher apoprotein E (7.70 vs 5.19: p = < 0.0002).

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