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Altered glucose tolerance in women with deliberate self-harm
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2792-8119
2009 (English)In: Psychoneuroendocrinology, ISSN 0306-4530, E-ISSN 1873-3360, Vol. 36, no 6, p. 878-883Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Disturbances in glucose metabolism are of importance for violent behaviour in men, but studies in women are lacking. We used the 5 h-oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in this study of 17 female psychiatric patients, selected for violent behaviour directed against themselves (deliberate self-harm) and 17 healthy controls matched for age and BMI. Following OGTT, patients had higher glucose levels at 30 min (p = 0.007) and increased glucagon area under the curve (p = 0.011). Since a co-morbid eating disorder might affect results, we as a post-hoc analysis subgrouped the patients and found that the increased glucagon levels only were present in patients with an eating disorder. In contrast, those without an eating disorder showed a significantly lower p-glucose nadir (p = 0.015) and unaltered glucagon levels compared to controls. There were no significant differences in insulin and C-peptide levels between patients and controls. We conclude that deliberate self-harm in women may be associated with alterations in carbohydrate metabolism in certain groups. Eating disorder is a confounding factor.

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Science direct , 2009. Vol. 36, no 6, p. 878-883
Keywords [en]
Glucose tolerance test, Deliberate self-harm, Violent, Insulin, Glucagon, Borderline personality disorder
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-15194DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.12.015Local ID: 9978OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-15194DiVA, id: diva2:1418715
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