Associations between depressive symptoms and insulin resistance: The Hoorn Study. The Hoorn Study

M.C. Adriaanse, J.M. Dekker, M.G.A.A.M. Nijpels, R.J. Heine, F.J. Snoek, F. Pouwer

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Aims/hypothesis: The association between depression and insulin resistance has been investigated in only a few studies, with contradictory results reported. The aim of this study was to determine whether the association between symptoms of depression and insulin resistance varies across glucose tolerance status and between men and women. Subjects and methods: Cross-sectional data from a population-based cohort study in Hoorn, a medium-sized town in the Netherlands, were analysed. The study sample consisted of 541 men and women aged 55-75 years, of whom 260 had NGT, 164 had IGT and 117 had established type 2 diabetes mellitus. Main outcome measures were insulin resistance defined by the homeostasis model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and symptoms of depression using the Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). Results: In the total sample, we found a weak positive correlation between the depressive symptoms CED-D scores and HOMA-IR scores (r
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2874-2877
Number of pages4
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Depressive symptoms
  • Hoorn Study
  • Insulin resistance
  • Population-based cohort

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