cardiovascular disease and depression

Low Cortisol and Glucocorticoid Signaling But High Levels of Inflammation: Risk Factors for Developing Depression in Patients with Coronary Heart Diseases

Low Cortisol and Glucocorticoid Signaling But High Levels of Inflammation: Risk Factors for Developing Depression in Patients with Coronary Heart Diseases

A new Brain Behavior and Immunity study indicates that depression in coronary heart disease (CHD) is associated with high levels of inflammation in the context of low cortisol output and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) resistance. Coronary heart disease (CHD) and major depressive disorders (MDD) are among the major causes of disability in developed countries. There is […]

Dark Chocolate May Reduce Stress and Prothrombotic Responses

Dark Chocolate May Reduce Stress and Prothrombotic Responses

Recently, Petra Wirtz and colleagues from the Department of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland demonstrated perhaps for the first time that consumption of dark chocolate is linked to lower stress reactivity. Evidence indicates a beneficial effect of cocoa flavonoids on cardiovascular health. However, little is known about the effect of dark chocolate consumption on the […]