• Reducing loneliness among older adults may prevent future depressive symptoms

    6 days ago - By Healio

    Older adults with higher levels of loneliness were at increased risk for more severe depression symptoms, according to results of a population-based cohort study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
    “Many studies have examined the relationship between loneliness and depression in older adults, but these studies have had limitations,” Siu Long Lee, MSc, of the division of psychiatry at University College London, and colleagues wrote. “There have been several cross-sectional studies, but it is impossible to rule out reverse causation in studies with a cross-sectional design.
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  • No causal link between severe hypoglycemia, increased mortality in type 2 diabetes

    6 days ago - By Healio

    Severe hypoglycemic episodes are a marker of, rather than causally related to, an increased risk for death among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to data published in Diabetologia.
    “In light of the rising prevalence of severe hypoglycemia in multimorbid people with type 2 diabetes, clarifying whether hypoglycemia is causally related to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease remains important from both a patient and a public health perspective,” Francesco Zaccardi, PhD, MD, clinical epidemiologist and deputy director at the Leicester Real-World Evidence Unit in the
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