Anxiety in Men Tied to Risk Factors for CVD, Diabetes!
Among healthy middle-aged men, those who were more anxious were more likely to develop high levels of multiple biomarkers of cardiometabolic risk over a 40-year follow-up in a new study. By middle adulthood, higher anxiety levels are associated with stable differences in biomarkers of risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, and type 2 diabetes, which are maintained into older ages.
@mainak Anxious individuals "may experience deteriorations in cardiometabolic health earlier in life and remain on a stable trajectory of heightened risk into older ages. Men who had higher levels of anxiety at the beginning of the study had consistently higher biological risk for cardiometabolic disease than less anxious men from midlife into old age. Clinicians may not screen for heart disease and diabetes, and/or only discuss lifestyle modifications when patients are older or have the first signs of disease.