Thursday, September 16, 2010

Heart disease and depression

There has long been known to be a link between heart disease and depression but new research from the University of Versailles and University College London shows what a deadly combination the two can be together. The researchers followed the health of nearly 6,000 civil servants for an average of five-and-a-half years. They found that people with heart disease had a 67% higher chance of dying than those without heart disease or depression. However, having heart disease and depression triple the risk of death from any cause and quadrupled the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the title of this post.

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