Comorbid symptoms of anxiety and depression are associated with twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a research paper published in the.
The researchers sampled 78,025 Dutch adults aged 30-75 years from theand assessed them for depressive and anxious symptoms using the before sorting them into groups based on whether they had both, depressive symptoms alone, anxious symptoms alone, or neither.
, of the department of psychiatry at McGill University, Montreal, and her associates. Furthermore, in an analysis that adjusted for sociodemographic and lifestyle factors and a family history of diabetes, Dr. the participants with both kinds of symptoms had an OR of 1.93 (95% CI, 1.21-3.07) of developing type 2 diabetes. Those with only depressive or anxious symptoms alone did not have a statistically significant risk of developing type 2 diabetes.reported
A limitation cited by the researchers is that a screening tool was used to assess depressive and anxiety symptoms. Also, glycosylated hemoglobin data were available only for a subset of the participants.
Nevertheless, Dr.study extends ... prior findings and suggests that having co-occurring symptoms of [depression] and anxiety is most strongly associated with an increased risk of [type 2 diabetes]
SOURCE: Deschênes SS et al. J Affect Disorder. 2018 Oct 1. .