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A study of serum lipid profile and serum apolipoproteins A1 and B in Indian male violent criminal offenders.
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PMID:  16838385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: High cholesterol has been advanced as the most important factor in the development of coronary artery disease. Most panels have recommended population-wide dietary restrictions, yet a body of evolving data yields evidence of the hazards of low cholesterol, including links to aggression and hostility. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the serum lipid profile and serum apolipoproteins A1 and B of men with a violent criminal record and men with no criminal history. METHOD: Fasting blood samples were collected from 30 men with a known history of violent crime and 30 men with no criminal record. Serum lipid profile and serum apolipoproteins A1 and B were measured in each sample, and compared between the two groups. RESULTS: The group with the violent criminal record showed significantly lower total cholesterol, lower LDL cholesterol, higher apolipoprotein A1 and lower apolipoprotein B compared with the control group. CONCLUSION: Lower total cholesterol, lower LDL cholesterol, higher apolipoprotein A1 and lower apolipoprotein B could predispose to violence. Future research might explore the possibility that diets offered in prison could affect relevant pathways in lipid metabolism.
Nandini Chakrabarti; V K Sinha
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Criminal behaviour and mental health : CBMH     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0957-9664     ISO Abbreviation:  Crim Behav Ment Health     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-04     Completed Date:  2006-10-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9309668     Medline TA:  Crim Behav Ment Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Ailsa Hospital, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Trust, Ayr, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Apolipoprotein A-I / blood*
Apolipoproteins B / blood*
Cholesterol, LDL / blood*
Crime / ethnology*,  statistics & numerical data*
Violence / ethnology,  statistics & numerical data
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Apolipoprotein A-I; 0/Apolipoproteins B; 0/Cholesterol, LDL

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