Depressed older adults show higher obesity rates

04/14/2013 | DailyRx.com

A study in the journal Depression and Anxiety showed that 57% of older adults with atypical depression were obese, compared with 24% of those with classic depression, 27% of patients with undifferentiated depression and 21% of adults without depression. The researchers said emotional eating and excessive sleeping may be behind the link between obesity and atypical depression.

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