A study was conducted on twins who were middle-aged males and it was stated that stroke risks get higher and thickening of arteries are another risk that happens among men who take antidepressants.
As compared to the twin who does not take the pills, the twin who did was physically older and the difference translates to about a four-year age gap here.
Antidepressant use was linked to vascular disease for the first time ever as this study was the first to do so and from Vietnam Era Twin Registry, 513 twins were looked at whose average age was found to be 55 years.
Men who took antidepressants were seen to have a difference of about five per cent in the thickness of carotid arteries inner lining as compared to men who restrained from the pill, researchers said.
Amit Shah, a cardiology fellow at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, said, “There is a clear association between increased intima-media thickness, IMT, and taking an antidepressant, and this trend is even stronger when we look at people who are on these medications and are more depressed.”
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