Combination of Diabetes and Depression Raises Mortality Risk Fourfold, Study Finds

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 5% of adults worldwide suffer from depression, increasing their risk of mortality as well.


New Mexico: Researchers have warned that by 2050, the global number of individuals affected by Type 2 diabetes could exceed 1.3 billion, and these individuals are also at a higher risk of depression compared to those without diabetes.

The study reveals that individuals with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to experience depression compared to the general population, and both conditions significantly increase the risk of mortality.

However, recent research indicates that the combination of depression and Type 2 diabetes can actually amplify the risk of death up to fourfold.

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Researchers analyzed data from 14,920 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010.

They correlated this data with mortality records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) until December 31, 2019.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of New Mexico and Walden University and was published in the “Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews” journal.

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