Depression and possible cancer risk due to oxidative DNA damage.

@article{Irie2005DepressionAP,
  title={Depression and possible cancer risk due to oxidative DNA damage.},
  author={Masahiro Irie and Masakazu Miyata and Hiroshi Kasai},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={
          553-60
        }
}
The potential link between depression and cancer is an important unsolved question. To clarify this, we compared a cancer-related oxidative DNA damage, 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG), in peripheral leukocytes between 30 patients with depression and 60 age- and gender-matched healthy controls, and examined the 8-OH-dG-related factors. The degree of depression was assessed by the scores of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D) and the Profile of Mood States (POMS). The… CONTINUE READING

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