Women With PTSD Symptoms May Have Higher Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

TIME (1/8, Sifferlin) reports that according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Psychiatry, “women with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a two-fold increased risk for type 2 diabetes.” An additional and “surprising” study finding was that “using antidepressants and having a higher body mass index (BMI) accounted for about half of the increased risk for type 2 diabetes in women with PTSD.”

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— “The Link Between Mental Trauma and Diabetes,” Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, January 7, 2015.

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