Middle-aged men with severe anxiety and depression are at increased risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes in the coming years.
This was revealed in a new medical study conducted in the United States.
Research from the Boston University School of Medicine found that anxiety in men is linked to a biological process that increases the risk of heart disease and metabolic diseases (diabetes, blood pressure, bloating, etc.).
According to research, this can happen in childhood or adolescence.
To find out, the researchers examined data from people involved in an aging study, a long-term study of the aging process in men.
The new study included 1,561 men who averaged 53 years in 1975, who did not have coronary heart disease or cancer at the time, and whose anxiety and mental health were also assessed.
People who suffer from mental anguish and anxiety often experience more intense fear, anxiety, sadness and anger, which also affects health, as it can lead to loss of control over daily activities, the researchers said. ۔
Their 2015 follow-up data also looked at factors that increased the risk of heart disease and metabolic diseases, such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood fat levels, obesity, empty stomach, blood sugar levels and inflammation.
The results showed that people with anxiety and depression often had a higher risk of heart disease and metabolic disease.
In men, the risk increases between the ages of 30 and 80, the researchers said.
The findings were published in the medical journal of the American Heart Association
Boston: A recent study found that eating habits can have an impact on our mental health.
In a study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts, the researchers simulated a shift-work schedule and found that patients who ate irregular meals had higher levels of melancholy and anxiety.
The study’s findings, according to co-author Frank Scheer, “indicate that there may be a special technique to potentially lessen the mood of persons suffering from internal clock abnormalities in our body from the damage caused by meal times.” such as people who work shifts and may have sleep issues (jet lag).
If mealtime adjustments help shield against mood sensitivity, further research in healthy persons and shift workers is required, according to Share in a news release. Until then, this research reveals a brand-new aspect, namely that mealtimes can negatively affect our mood.
The study found that up to 20% of workers in institutions like factories and hospitals in industrialised cultures work in shifts. The majority of these workers experience daily behavioural disorientation between their brain and their primary “circadian clock.” These include eating and remaining hungry during sleep. These folks are 25 to 40% more prone to experience anxiety and sadness.
Twelve males and seven women were chosen for the study that the researchers conducted. Participants were required to spend four non-conforming, 28-hour days in low light.
If you’re one of those people who finds it hard to stay up late and get up in the morning, this is bad news for you.
And the fact is that those who stay up late are more unhappy than those who wake up in the morning.
The claim was made in a study by the University of Warsaw in Poland .
But it’s not just for physical reasons like walking more during the day or getting better sleep.
In fact, people who wake up in the morning have a better mood because they get more support from friends and family.
In contrast, people who stay up late do not adapt to a variety of activities, such as work or school schedules, and may feel less socially supportive.
In fact, people they know think they are lazy or grumpy, and as a result, others do not like to associate with them.
The study involved 1,067 people between the ages of 18 and 55, who were asked to fill out a series of questionnaires to determine their waking hours, as well as how satisfied they are with life. What are their feelings and what are the effects on their personality?
Research has found that people who are more active in the morning get more social support and are more satisfied with their social relationships, which also has a positive effect on their personality.
Researchers say that low daylight and insufficient sleep are also factors that affect the mood of people who stay up late, but social support is the most important factor in this regard.
He said that more social support is usually associated with better sleep quality and reduced risk of sleep problems.
The results of the study were published in the medical journal Journal of Sleep Research.
Earlier , in a study in June 2021, it was stated that going to bed early and waking up at night protects against depression.
The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry, found a link between sleeping late at night or waking up early in the morning and depression.
Research has shown that early sleep or late night sleep are inherited habits that are passed on to people during the mother’s womb.
For this study, researchers used 2 genetic bases of more than 800,000 people to conduct a physical trial and a controlled trial on the risk of depression.
They had not only genetic data but also data for the diagnosis of severe depression and details of people’s waking and sleeping times, which people reported themselves and obtained from sleep laboratory records.
This has helped experts to examine a person’s sleep patterns, for example, a person who goes to bed at 10 o’clock in the night wakes up in the morning, the middle part of his sleep is at 2 o’clock in the morning.
Researchers have found that people with the genetic predisposition to wake up early in the morning have a 23% lower risk of developing severe depression.
The researchers said that the data suggest that there are certain trends in society, such as the use of smartphones and other blue light devices at night, which can lead to late going to bed and possibly affect the level of depression. Are compiled.
A May 2021 study compared the sleep habits and illnesses of 172 middle-aged people.
Research has shown that sleeping and waking routines are the most important for humans.
Six out of 10 people in the study were accustomed to waking up in the morning, while 13% went to bed at night.
The rest of the people were somewhere in between.
All three groups in the study had similar weights, but those who stayed up late were more likely to burn more calories at night and were more likely to engage in unhealthy habits such as smoking and not exercising.
All of these factors increase the risk of medical problems.
The study found that 30 percent of those who woke up in the morning had heart disease, but that rate was about 55 percent of those who stayed up late.
Similarly, the risk of type 2 diabetes was found to be 9% in early sleepers and 37% in those who stayed up late.
The results of the third group were similar to those of the early morning group.
“Overall, people who stay up late have a much higher risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes than others,” he said