Depression ages cells faster

The cells of people who have suffered from depression age more quickly.

A Dutch study comparing the cell structures of people with and without depression revealed it’s a factor that can lead to damaged cells that age faster.

The study demonstrated an association between depression and shorter telomeres,the protective caps on the end of chromosomes. But it has not yet proved a cause-and-effect link between psychological distress and accelerated cellular ageing.

Read more at VU University Medical Center Amsterdam