Depression: An Important Comorbidity With Metabolic Syndrome in a General Population
James A Dunbar, Prasuna Reddy, Nathalie Davis-Lameloise, Benjamin Philpot, Tiina Laatikainen, Annamari Kilkkinen, Stephen J Bunker, James D Best, Erkki Vartiainen, Sing Kai Lo, Edward D Janus
DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2008
OBJECTIVE: There is a recognized association among depression, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to examine in a sample representative of the general population whether depression, anxiety, and psychological distress are associated with metabolic syndrome and its components. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Three cross-sectional surveys including clinical health measures were completed in rural regions of Australia during 2004-2006. A stratified random sample (n = 1,690, response rate 48%) of men and women aged 25-84 years was selected from the electoral roll. Metabolic syndrome was defined by the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Pan..View full abstract
This study was supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aging, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Sanofi-Aventis, Pfizer, Roche Diagnostics Australia, and Servier Laboratories.We thank Professor Kerin O'Dea, Anna Chapman, Anna Kao-Philpot, Dr. Andrew Baird, the nurses carrying out the survey, and regional hospitals providing facilities for the study.