Psychological risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in patients with coronary heart disease: findings from the Heart and Soul Study.

@article{Cohen2010PsychologicalRF,
  title={Psychological risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in patients with coronary heart disease: findings from the Heart and Soul Study.},
  author={Beth Ellen Cohen and Praveen Panguluri and Beeya Na and Mary A Whooley},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2010},
  volume={175 1-2},
  pages={133-7}
}
Psychological factors, such as depression and anxiety, are independently associated with an increased risk of both diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, but the reasons for these associations are unknown. We sought to determine whether psychological factors were associated with a greater prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with coronary heart disease, and the extent to which such an association may be explained by socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and biological… CONTINUE READING

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