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How Sadness Affects Your Heart

Nov 2005

By Rita Baron-Faust

Doctors have long wondered whether depression is a result of coronary heart disease (CHD) or a risk factor that contributes significantly to its development. Now new research confirms that major depressive disorder (MDD) is indeed as serious a risk factor for CHD as high blood pressure and cholesterol, obesity, smoking, diabetes, physical inactivity, and a positive family history.

To read more about depression's link to heart disease, click on the link below:

Women's Health Advisor, Nov 2005

Copyright 2005. Used with permission from Weill Medical College of Cornell University's Women's Health Advisor.

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