A new study has revealed that depression in older adults increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. The researchers worked with 7,300 seniors in France who did not have any history of dementia, stroke or heart disease at the beginning of the study. 30 percent of the women and 15 percent of the men had high levels of depression.
Study participants who had high levels of depression symptoms at any of the follow up visits had an increased risk of heart disease or stroke over 10 years. The findings of this observational study suggest that depression could be a risk factor for heart disease or stoke.
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