Sunday, March 30, 2008

Depression drugs linked to diabetes

From the Edmonton Sun:
People using two specific kinds of antidepressants are at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, says a University of Alberta PhD candidate.

Lauren Brown, 29, has studied the relationship between depression and diabetes for several years.

Her previous research showed that people are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes if they are clinically depressed, and prompted her to investigate whether antidepressants trigger the disease.

In a paper recently published in the Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice journal, she concludes that people using two specific types of drug - selective serotonin re- uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) - are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. ...more

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