in JACC “Depressive Symptoms and Subclinical Vascular Disease The Role of Regular Physical Activity”

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“Thus vascular stiffening and systemic inflammation that accompany worsening depressive symptoms were more pronounced in sedentary subjects and these relationships were attenuated in subjects engaged in regular moderate to vigorous physical activity” the researchers wrote. “Our findings highlight potential mechanisms by which depressive disorders are linked to cardiovascular disease risk and support the routine assessment of depressive symptoms to improve cardiovascular disease risk stratification” they concluded. Physical exercise appears to prevent the adverse cardiovascular consequences of depression but these findings need to be confirmed in a randomized trial.

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