Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk For Depression.

Medwire (1/5, Robertson) reported, “Diabetes is associated with a significantly increased risk for depressive symptoms,” according to a meta-analysis published online Dec. 26 in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. “The findings come from an analysis of 16 longitudinal observational studies that included 497,223 individuals who were followed up for a mean of 5.8 years for incidence of depression associated with diabetes.” The researchers found, “after combining the results of all the studies, and after adjustment for a number of confounders, diabetes was associated with a significantly increased risk for incident depression, at a hazard ratio of 1.25.”

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— “Diabetes as a risk factor for depression, “Sally Robertson, Medwire News, January 4, 2013.

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