New Delhi: A new study claims that depression may result from diabetes, but it may also be a risk factor for it. "Although it has been hypothesized that the diabetes-depression relation is bidirectional, few studies have addressed this hypothesis in a prospective setting," the authors wrote.
Women with diabetes were 29 per cent more likely to develop depression. Women who took insulin for diabetes had a further increased risk—53 per cent higher than women without diabetes. The results indicate that depression may have an effect on risk for diabetes beyond weight and inactivity. In addition, the findings reinforce the idea that diabetes is related to stress, the authors noted. "Future studies are needed to confirm our findings in different populations and to investigate the potential mechanisms underlying this association," the authors concluded. The report appears in the November 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. ANI
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