Tuesday, December 29, 2009


If you are a loyal consumer of GT&F Products, now you would have known very very well that the essential substance, trivalent chromium in the products, other than providing great boost in curbing diabetes, it also have great potential in curbing depression.

In one of the December issues in Archives of Internal Medicine, a study was conducted by gathering some 136,000 plus participants, whereby the participants were aged between 50 to 79 years old.

In this study, researchers had compared two groups of participants where one group consists of participants who did not take antidepressants, while the other group consist of participants who took antidepressants. The researchers compared the two groups in respect to the incidence of fatal or non fatal stroke, heart attack, as well as death due to all causes.

As the result of the study, it shows that there was no significant difference in coronary heart disease, but the significance in fatal or non-fatal stroke cannot be neglected. Antidepressant users experienced a 45% higher risk of encountering strokes. As for mortality rate, antidepressant users have 32% higher risks in death rate compared to those who are non-antidepressant users.

However, it still remains unclear on whether antidepressants solely responsible for greater mortality rate of users. But overall, the study did suggest a conclusion that postmenopausal women who take antidepressants face a small but statistically significant increased risk for stroke and death compared with those who do not take the drugs

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