Journal article

Major Depression and the Metabolic Syndrome

Debra L Foley, Katherine I Morley, Pamela AF Madden, Andrew C Heath, John B Whitfield, Nicholas G Martin

TWIN RESEARCH AND HUMAN GENETICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2010

Abstract

The aim of this study is to characterize the relationship between major depression and the metabolic syndrome in a large community based sample of Australian men and women aged 26-90 years. A lifetime history of major depression was assessed by telephone interview following the DSM-III-R. A current history of metabolic syndrome was assessed following the United States National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP AP-III) guidelines 1 to 3 years later. Logistic regression was used to estimate the association between depression and the metabolic syndrome, and its component criteria, controlling for age, sex and alcohol dependence. There was no association between a lif..

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Awarded by American National Institute of Health


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Heart Foundation (Australia)


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE


Funding Acknowledgements

American National Institute of Health grants have supported this work, including grants to Drs Andrew Heath (AA07535, AA13320), Nick Martin (AA13326), and John Whitfield (AA014041). Dr Katherine Morley is supported by a Public Health Fellowship from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (520452). Dr Debra Foley is supported by the Colonial Foundation (Australia) and the Heart Foundation (Australia) (G09M4402). We also acknowledge the Australian Twin Registry for ascertainment of twin subjects. The Australian Twin Registry is supported by enabling grant 628911 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and administered by The University of Melbourne.