Researchers have discovered that depression may play a direct role in the development of type 2 diabetes, even if you are not overweight.
Release: 15:55 – 09 September 2023 Updated:
Experts have long known that people with diabetes are about twice as likely to be depressed as people without diabetes. It is also among the information determined by the scientific world that people with depression have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
But new research funded by the charity Diabetes UK has found seven genetic variants that contribute to both type 2 diabetes and depression.
They suggested that these shared genes play a role in insulin secretion or inflammation in the brain, pancreas, or fat tissue, and that changes in these biological processes potentially explain how depression increases type 2.
Researchers find for the first time that depression directly causes an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but that diabetes does not cause depression It also found that only 36.5 percent of the effect of depression on type 2 diabetes could be explained by obesity.
CASES CAN BE PREVENTED
While no direct cause of diabetes causing depression has been found, experts still believe that the burden of living with type 2 diabetes may be a factor in the development of depression.
Diabetes UK Research Director Dr. “This extremely important study gives us new insight into the links between genetics, type 2 diabetes and depression, and shows that depression may contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes,” said Elizabeth Robertson.
“This information can help healthcare professionals provide care and support to people with a history of depression and prevent further cases of type 2 diabetes.” made the statement.
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