Saturday, 13 May 2017

Obesity in Girls: Depression May Play a Role

Depression and child obesity – is there an association? A new study says “yes” and experts are hoping that treating depression early could help obese children get on track for losing those excess pounds. Depression and Childhood Obesity: Is There an Association? Researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center examined a group of 111 adolescent children for symptoms of depression using a special questionnaire and assessment tool. They followed up by assessing their levels of obesity and measuring levels of a hormone called cortisol after subjecting them to various stressors such as doing math equations in their head. What

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