Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Depression Could Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Certain Patients

A new study suggests that people with depression, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, in addition to metabolic risk. This includes risk factors like unhealthy cholesterol levels, hypertension, and obesity.

This study examined about 2,500 Canadian participants, all of whom completed an assessment at the onset of the study and again 4.5 years later. Roughly 3.5% of the participants did developed diabetes. Participants with depression, but without metabolic risk factors did not have an increased chance of developing diabetes. However, people with metabolic dysregulation along with depression were six times more likely to develop diabetes than the control group.

These findings were published in Molecular Psychiatry on February 23, 2016.

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