Anti-depressants can reduce the heart disease risk, according a study conducted by medical research team at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. The study results will be presented at this month's annual conference of the American College of Cardiology. The research group found that during a period of three years, patients treated with anti-depressants for moderate or severe depression, had lower death rate.
The study group tracked health records for nearly 5,000 patients for three years. The patients suffering from moderate to severe depression were treated with anti-depressants. The death rate, stroke risk and coronary artery disease risk were lower among these individuals.