People with diabetes who control risk factors are less likely to develop depression

Someone with diabetes has an increased risk of depression, but may be able to limit it by addressing risk factors such as unhealthy diet and high blood pressure. This has emerged from research by scientists at CARIM who analyzed data from nearly 78,000 people.

Previous research has shown that people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of major depression later in life. This research, by research physician April van Gennip, internist Dr. Thomas van Sloten and Prof. Dr. Coen Stehouwer, now also suggests that this risk can be limited with a good lifestyle and targeted treatment. The results were published in the renowned scientific journal The Lancet Healthy Longevity.

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