Sumary of Age influences the extent to which smoking and other risk factors increase risk of depression:
- People who smoke, suffer from high blood pressure, obesity, or diabetes are not only at greater risk of suffering a stroke, heart attack, or dementia..
- Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig and the University of Münster have now found out:.
- they smoke and are overweight, suffer more frequently from a depressive mood than those who are exposed to fewer risk factors..
- However, it was also shown that although depressive moods are particularly severe in middle-aged people exposed to risk factors, they decrease again with increasing age..
- She adds, “If regions responsible for emotion regulation change in the process, the mood of those affected probably deteriorates and this can eventually lead to depression.”.
- The researchers investigated these relationships with the help of the longitudinal study “English Longitudinal Study of Ageing”, in which more than 18,000 people in Great Britain participated over a period of 12 years..
- For the present results, they analyzed the data of more than 7,000 people over the age of 50 who had not yet suffered a heart attack, stroke, or dementia…