Having Both Diabetes And Depression May Increase Risk Of MI.

MedPage Today (9/27, Neale) reports that research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting suggests that people “who have both diabetes and depression have an increased likelihood of having a myocardial infarction (MI).” The likelihood “of having an MI compared with individuals without either condition were greatest among those ages 45 to 64, with the strongest association seen in women (OR 7.1, 95% CI 6.1-8.2), according to Karin Rådholm, of Linköping University in Sweden.” Meanwhile, “the corresponding odds ratio for men in that age group was 2.8 (95% CI 2.5-3.2), Rådholm reported.”

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— “Diabetes and Depression Combo Hikes MI Risk, “Todd Neale, MedPage Today, September 26, 2013.

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