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Depressed people receiving treatment are ‘less likely to have heart problems’

In a 3-year study of 5,000 patients with moderate or severe depression, those treated with antidepressants seemed to show lower rates of death, coronary artery disease and stroke than those who did not take the drugs. Treating a traditional cardiovascular risk factor did not add to the heart benefit that seemed to be gained from tackling moderate to severe depression.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The happier you are (i.e. less depression you have), the less likely you will have heart problems in the first place.

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