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Depression

21 September 2011

Depression increases risk of stroke

People who are depressed are at greater risk for suffering a stroke, a new study indicates.

People who are depressed are at greater risk for suffering a stroke, a new study indicates.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also revealed that depression was linked to a 25% higher risk for ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blockage within a vessel supplying blood to the brain.

  • Having neuroendocrine (nervous and endocrine) and immune systems with inflammation.
  • Having poor health habits, such as smoking, being sedentary, not taking medication or eating an unhealthy diet.
  • Having other medical conditions that are also risk factors for stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure.

 

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