Exercise May Help People With Depression Reduce Their Chances Of Developing Heart Disease, Study Suggests

HealthDay (1/12, Reinberg) reports that research published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that “exercise may reduce the chances of developing heart disease for people with depression.” For the study, nearly 1,000 individuals “completed questionnaires on depression and physical activity.” Investigators “also checked for several early indicators of heart disease.”

MedPage Today (1/12, Phend) reports that the researchers found that “higher Beck Depression Inventory-II scores correlated with more inflammation as indicated by C-reactive protein levels (P<0.001), more oxidative stress assessed by lower antioxidant glutathione (P<0.001), and poorer vascular function measured by both the augmentation index and subendocardial viability ratio.” Related Links:

— “Exercise May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Depressed People: Study,” Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, January 11, 2016.

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