Depression and oxidative damage to lipids.

  title={Depression and oxidative damage to lipids.},
  author={Sarah S Yager and Michael J. Forlenza and Gregory E Miller},
  volume={35 9},
Depression is associated with increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Oxidative damage to lipids is one of the key early events in the etiology of atherosclerosis, the pathologic condition that underlies these diseases. The current study examines the pathophysiological consequences of depression by comparing serum levels of F(2α)-isoprostanes (8-iso-PGF(2α)), a biomarker of oxidative damage to lipids, in a group of depressed individuals (n=73) and a… CONTINUE READING