Anxiety and depression increase chance of death from cancer < Scientists have discovered that anxiety and depression can increase the chances of death from cancer of the cervix, prostate and pancreas. The study, conducted jointly by the Universities of London, England, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Sydney, Australia, analyzed clinical records of more than 160,000 adults.
Some studies even suggest that the hormonal imbalance that causes depression leads to a higher production of cortisol, inhibiting the mechanisms natural DNA repair and weakening the body's defenses due to cancer. Other studies also show that depressed people are more prone to smoking, alcoholism and obesity, risk factors for cancer.
The analysis by the universities pointed out that people with symptoms of depression and anxiety were 80% more likely to die of cancer of colon. In addition, they were twice as likely to die from prostate, pancreatic, or esophageal cancer as those who did not.
For this, the researchers statistically adjusted the distortion effects attributed to the mode life, gender, age, weight and socioeconomic status. However, experts have pointed out that it is not possible to exclude reverse causality, that is, that depression is caused by the symptoms of a cancer that has not yet been diagnosed.
Initial signs of stress often appear in day to day activities. What once seemed simple becomes complicated. What gave satisfaction begins to irritate. What was seen as conquest becomes defeat. What is worse is that many of these changes are not noticed, precisely because the person is stressed and unable to judge problems with balance, which makes the snowball increase.
Marriage is able to bring several benefits to the life of a couple, providing happiness, well-being and even health for the couple. However, no study so far had analyzed the importance of marriage for men and women. On Monday (27), a poll released by the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper found that men value marriage more than marriage women.
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