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Depression and Diabetes

January 1, 2008

The Chicago Tribune (free, one-time registration required) reports that a study by researchers at Northwestern University indicates a relationship between chronic depression and adult-onset diabetes. Using data collected over a ten-year period, the team observed that adults age 65 and older who reported high depressive symptoms were 50 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those who did not.

Additional Resources

Depression Fact Sheet

Hearts and Minds


Copyright Date: 01/01/2008

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