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Cells age prematurely in those with depression, study suggests – Livescience.com

People with major depression had accelerated cellular aging by an average of two years compared to healthy controls.

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Depression may accelerate aging at the cellular level and lead to premature death, according to a new study.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) has previously been found to be a risk factor for many different aging-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis; it’s also been associated with early mortality. So researchers have hypothesized that depression
may ¬†prompt a biological process inside the body that accelerates aging, according to the study published…

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