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Increased Mortality Risk in Women With Depression and Diabetes Mellitus

Archives of General Psychiatry - Vol. 68 No. 1, January 2011 - An Pan, PhD; Michel Lucas, PhD; Qi Sun, MD, ScD; Rob M. van Dam, PhD; Oscar H. Franco, MD, ScD, PhD; Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH; JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH; Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD; Alberto Ascherio, MD, DrPH; Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD

According to a recent study of more than 78,000 women older than 54 years, investigators found a 35% increased risk for any death for those with diabetes only, a 44% increased risk for those with depression only, and twice the risk for those with both compared with their counterparts with neither condition.

However, be aware that according to the published abstract "Depression and diabetes mellitus have been associated with an increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. However, data evaluating the joint effects of these 2 conditions on mortality are sparse."

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