Metabolism may be able to predict major depression

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  • A new study finds that people with major depression have a widely different metabolic profile than people without depression.
  • Most metabolic markers in people with recurrent major depressive disorder are involved in breaking down fat.
  • The findings suggest that metabolites could be a useful tool for predicting the risk of major depressive episodes.

Depression is different for everyone whom it affects. While 17.3 million adults in the United States experience at least one major depressive episode in a year, the risk of recurrence varies. A 2012 study in Psychological Medicine found that the risk of recurrence of major depressive disorder

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