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Low vitamin D status and suicide: a case-control study of active duty military service members.
|Title||Low vitamin D status and suicide: a case-control study of active duty military service members.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Umhau JC, George DT, Heaney RP, Lewis MD, Ursano RJ, Heilig M, Hibbeln JR, Schwandt ML|
Considering that epidemiological studies show that suicide rates in many countries are highest in the spring when vitamin D status is lowest, and that low vitamin D status can affect brain function, we sought to evaluate if a low level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] could be a predisposing factor for suicide.
|Alternate Journal||PLoS ONE|