Depressive Symptoms In Adolescence Increase The Risk For Obesity And High BP Decades Later In Adulthood
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Anand specializes in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia, with research interests including cardiac critical care, echocardiography, cardiac rehabilitation, preventive health, and holistic heart health.

                       

Depressive Symptoms In Adolescence Increase The Risk For Obesity And High BP Decades Later In Adulthood

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s leading cause of death, and up to 90% of CV events are related to our poor lifestyle choices. Adulthood depression nearly doubles the risk for CVD. Depression in adolescence might negatively influence behavioral choices pertaining to food choices, activity levels and exercise, friends and social interaction, school performance and education, outlook and overall attitude towards life.  These factors, in turn, can reinforce unhealthy lifestyles. Only now are we beginning to understand the numerous ways...

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