Thursday, October 10, 2013

Are You Surprised That Depression Is Identified As A Risk Factor For Heart Disease?

There are many risk factors for a person developing heart disease, and we suspected that you probably know most of them, but, far and away, cigarette smoking is the one thing we can control to reduce our risk of developing heart problems.  There are other risk factors like not exercising enough and eating a high-fat diet.  Those with a strong family history of heart problems are at an increased risk too. But here is one thing you may not have thought about, but evidence-based medicine says it's a major issue.  People who suffer from depression are at a greater risk of heart problems down the line. The bottom line is to seek medical attention if you think you are depressed. 

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