Depression link to CVD, mortality ‘spans North-South divide’

And, across nations, people in urban areas appear to be most at risk, researchers show
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Depression raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality both rich and poor nations, and particularly in cities, a study suggests.

Based on data from nearly 146,000 adults in 21 countries with a median follow up of nine years, risk for combined cardiovascular events and death was 18% higher in people with four or more depressive symptoms compared with no symptoms, researchers report.