Obese More Prone to Anxiety and Depression

by Rajashri on  July 3, 2008 at 3:34 PM Obesity News
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 Obese More Prone to Anxiety and Depression
Researchers at the Wellington School of Medicine have revealed in a new study that obese individuals may be more prone to suffering mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.

The survey involved 13,000 people and is said to be the largest of its kind. Lead investigator Kate Scott said that the study found a high degree of association between obesity and post traumatic stress disorder.

"It's important that clinicians who are dealing with obesity are aware that untreated anxiety and depression can contribute to obesity or can make it difficult for people to lose weight," she told Radio New Zealand.

But she added that the study did not prove any causal connection between obesity and mood disorders.

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