Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart, University College London Study  
8/1/2012 7:13:46 AM

People with mild mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression are more likely to die early, say researchers. They looked at the premature deaths from conditions such as heart disease and cancer of 68,000 people in England. The research suggested low level distress raised the risk by 16%, once lifestyle factors such as drinking and smoking were taken into account.