Low vitamin D status and suicide: a case-control study of active duty military service members.

TitleLow vitamin D status and suicide: a case-control study of active duty military service members.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsUmhau JC, George DT, Heaney RP, Lewis MD, Ursano RJ, Heilig M, Hibbeln JR, Schwandt ML
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue1
Paginatione51543
Date Published2013
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1039/c3cc44249g
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE