Women's Heart Advisor April 2011 Issue

Your Mental Health Matters When It Comes to Your Heart

Study spells out the risks of depression and diabetes.

Diabetes is a significant risk factor for heart disease. In fact, 75 percent of people with type 2 diabetes die from some form of cardiovascular disease. Their risk of death from heart attack is two to four times higher than for people without diabetes, even when their blood sugar is under control. Now there’s news that women with diabetes who also suffer from depression have a significantly higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or other causes.

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