New causes of heart disease and diabetes in men have been discovered.
Heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes are all on the rise among middle-aged men who suffer from severe anxiety and depression.
This was revealed in a new medical study conducted in the United States.
According to research from the Boston University School of Medicine, anxiety in men is linked to a biological process that raises the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (like diabetes, high blood pressure, bloating, etc.). This can happen in childhood or adolescence.
To determine this, researchers examined data from participants in a long-term study of the aging process in men.
The new study examined 1,561 men without heart disease or cancer who were an average of 53 years old in 1975. Their anxiety levels and mental health were also assessed.
Mental anguish and anxiety sufferers frequently experience heightened fear, anxiety, sadness, and anger, which can lead to a loss of control over daily activities, according to researchers.
In addition, their 2015 follow-up data examined risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including blood pressure, cholesterol and blood fat levels, obesity, an empty stomach, blood sugar levels, and inflammation.
The results revealed that people with anxiety and depression had an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Researchers found that the risk increases for men between the ages of 30 and 80.
The findings were published in the American Heart Association's medical journal.