Depression causes diseases of the joints - the scientists

Depressive syndrome increases the risk of inflammatory diseases of the joints: osteoarthritis, arthritis, degenerative changes of the joint capsule. Information on research results of scientists from Switzerland published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health.

In the supervision and examination was attended by 14 thousand people over the age of 15. Depression is detected every year 400 thousand people in Switzerland, worldwide nearly 350 million cases.

It turned out, there is a clear relationship between depressive symptoms and diseases of the joints. Among people with various forms of clinical depression these disease are an order of magnitude more often.

Scientists have made an assumption. Depressed people are less likely to go outside and play sports, I prefer being at home. A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of arthritis and arthrosis.

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