Study links obesity to depression, mood disorders

07/5/2006 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

A study of 9,125 adults found that overweight people are not "more jolly," rather, obese people are about 25% more likely than non-obese people to have mood and anxiety disorders like depression. The study did not reveal whether obesity causes depression or vice versa, but theorists who support either argument agree the link is clear.

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