Diabetes and Depression Linked to Fatal Heart Attacks In Women

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A new study out of the Harvard School of Public Health finds that women who have diabetes and/or depression are more likely to die of a heart attack than women without those conditions.

According to the study of nearly 80,ooo older women, those with depression were 44% more likely to die of a heart attack.  Those who had diabetes were 35% more likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.  Women with both conditions ran twice the risk of dying of a heart attack compared to those free of both depression and diabetes.

Source: lef.org/

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