Antidepressants increase the risk of diabetes in women?
Women who are elderly should be careful if they want to take anti-depressant drugs. Recent research suggests that the anti-depressant drug could increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in older women.
The results were obtained after researchers looked at data from several hundred women who have undergone menopause for eight years. Women taking anti-depression drugs are known to have a higher BMI, had a circumference larger dish, as well as signs of inflammation that are more than women who did not take anti-depressant drugs.
All symptoms are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as reported by U.S. News (21/06). These results are reported by researchers in the American Journal of Public Health, published on 13 June.
“It’s important to keep an eye on the depressed women after menopause and taking antidepressant medication. They must be vigilant to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” said lead researcher Dr. Yunsheng Ma of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Although this study suggests that the consumption of anti-depressant drugs is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but this study did not show a causal link.