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Childhood Depression May Increase Risk of Heart Disease by Teen Years

(2/3/2014)

Childhood Depression May Increase Risk of Heart Disease by Teen Years
ScienceDaily
January 30, 2014

Children with depression are more likely to be obese, smoke and be inactive, and can show the effects of heart disease as early as their teen years, according to a newly published study by University of South Florida Associate Professor of Psychology Jonathan Rottenberg.  The research, by Rottenberg and his colleagues at Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh, suggests that depression may increase the risk of heart problems later in life. The researchers also observed higher rates of heart disease in the parents of adolescents that had been depressed as children. 

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140130164454.htm


Keywords: childhood, depression, increase, risk, heart, disease, teenage



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