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How Depression may Fuel Heart Attack Disease Risk

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A study has found that treatment and prevention of depression in childhood taken soon then at maturity the risk of heart disease reduce. Depressed children may become obese; tend to passive and smokers which can cause heart disease in adolescence.

How Depression may Fuel Heart Attack Disease Risk

Depression may Fuel Heart Attack

In additions researchers found elevated levels of heart disease in teen’s parents who had been depressed in childhood.

US assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Florida, Jonathan Rotenberg said, “We were totally surprised when teen parents were telling about heart attacks and other incidents.

Rotenberg and his team compared three classes of teen in smoking, obesity, physical activities levels and parental history of heart disease. Researchers have been undergoing treatment for 200 depressions in the past with their currently depressed 200 siblings.

Researchers also collected information of the same age of more than 150 children who did not have depression. Rotenberg is planning an additional research on early life depression, the risk of heart disease.

Cardiologist knows that there is deep connection between depression and heart disease. Depressed adults have more risk of heart attack and if they have a heart attack then it is likely to be fatal. This research is published in Psychosomatic Medicine.


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