Serious mental health conditions may double heart disease risk, study says

Study: Serious mental health conditions may double heart disease risk

People with serious mental health conditions are at greater risk for heart disease, according to a new study. File Photo by hywards/Shutterstock

People with serious mental illness have up to double the risk of heart disease, and should have their heart health monitored from a young age, a new study finds.

Specifically, those mental health issues are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

“Previous research has indicated that people diagnosed with a serious mental illness die 10-20 years earlier than the general population, and their leading cause of death is heart disease,” said lead author Dr. Rebecca Rossom.

“Our study

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Heart disease kills more Americans that cancer does


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Heart disease kills more people in the United States each year than does cancer.

Associated Press

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. It is recognized during the shortest month of the year, and now it’s almost over. Sadly, I’ve heard next to nothing about the topic during the month dedicated learning more about heart disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease accounts for more deaths than any other disease,

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Dignity Health launches groundbreaking study to combat heart disease | Arizona News

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – If you were likely to have a heart attack in the future, would you want to know? Half of all Americans are expected to have one cardiac event in their lifetime. A Dignity Health study could help this no longer be true here in Arizona. It’s the first one in North America where genetic testing is used to identify individuals at risk for heart disease.

“I thought this would be a great way to get involved in the study,” Phoenix resident Soilo Felix said. “And also learn a little bit more about my risks for heart

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Health Fusion: Men who worry and their risk of heart disease – Duluth News Tribune

ROCHESTER — What triggers you to worry? Your job, money, relationships, politics, the pandemic?

The list of potential worry-inducing issues goes on. And research reveals that worry is bad for your health.

If you’re a middle-aged man who worries or is often anxious, your risk of developing heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes may go up as you get older. That’s according to


in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“While the participants were primarily white men, our findings indicate higher levels of anxiousness or worry among men are linked to biological processes that may give rise

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Vitamin D and Heart Disease

vitamin d and heart health


    When it comes to being an overachiever, vitamin D seems to qualify. Research has linked deficiencies in the vitamin to higher risk of osteoporosis, and certain cancers, autoimmune diseases, and mood disorders. A recent study in

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    How Type 2 Diabetes Leads to Heart Disease

    When you have type 2 diabetes, it’s important to keep close tabs on your heart health. Getting your diabetes under control can go a long way in helping your ticker stay in top shape.

    It might seem odd that a disease about blood sugar has such a big impact on your heart. But the links run deep because everything in your body is connected. Throw off one system, and it has ripple effects everywhere else.

    Diabetes gives you a double whammy. It causes plenty of harm to your heart on its own. And it adds fuel to the fire, boosting

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