advertisement

Depression

04 April 2011

Antidepressants linked to thicker arteries

Antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke, in a study of twin veterans.

The study included 513 middle-aged male twins who both served in the US military during the Vietnam War. Twins are genetically the same but may be different when it comes to other risk factors such as diet, smoking and exercise, so studying them is a good way to distill out the effects of genetics, Shah says.

 

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.