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Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study

(3/18/2013)

Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study
HealthDay News
March 15, 2013

Teens who were depressed as children are more likely to be obese, to smoke and to be sedentary, a new study finds.  The findings suggest that depression during childhood can increase the risk of heart problems later in life, according to the researchers.  The study included more than 500 children who were followed from ages 9 to 16. There were three groups: those diagnosed with depression as children, their depression-free siblings and a control group of unrelated youngsters with no history of depression.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=674437

 


Keywords: study, childhood, depression, heart, risk



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