Depression increases the risk of hypertension incidence: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

  title={Depression increases the risk of hypertension incidence: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies},
  author={Lin Meng and Dongmei Chen and Yang Yang and Yang Zheng and Rutai Hui},
  journal={Journal of Hypertension},
Background: It has long been known that depression is associated with hypertension but whether depression is a risk factor for hypertension incidence is still inconclusive. Objectives: To assess whether depression increases the incidence of hypertension. Method: Literatures were searched from PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane and PsycINFO without language restrictions. Any prospective cohort study was included, which reported the correlation between depression and incidence of hypertension in apparently… 

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