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Exercise May Reduce Subclinical Heart Disease Symptoms in People With Depressive Symptoms

A population study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology points to a link between depressive symptoms and early biological indicators of heart disease, and highlights the potential for physical exercise to attenuate this risk.Researchers from Emory University evaluated 965 adults (average age 49) who were free of any cardiovascular disease and had no history of an affective, psychotic, and/or anxiety disorder. All the patients completed a Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) questionnaire and underwent tests of their vascular function.Subsequent analysis found that even when considering other...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 11 January, 2016

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