If you think that high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and obesity are all dangerous when it comes to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes, you’re right!
But a new study in the journal Atherosclerosis has published a terrifying discovery, which is far deadlier than the above mentioned.
In fact, it’s almost as dangerous as high blood pressure and smoking combined.
According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders depression means experiencing any of the following symptoms on an almost daily basis:
• Depressed mood
• Diminished interest or pleasure
• Significant weight loss or weight gain
• Insomnia or hypersomnia
• Physical restlessness or incapacity
• Feelings of worthlessness
• Inappropriate guilt
• Difficulty concentrating
• Suicidal thoughts
Scientists found depression was responsible for 15% of cardiac-related deaths, which was followed by cholesterol and obesity at 8-21%, and diabetes at 5-8%.
In other words, cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity do less damage to your heart than depression!