Scientists have found that obesity and depression are intertwined in one vicious circle.
Scientists have found that obesity and depression are intertwined in one vicious circle
Recently, the validity of this statement has been confirmed by 15 studies, during which almost 60 thousand people were covered. Curiously, the association between depression and obesity is much stronger in Americans than in Europeans. A person with clinical depression is more overweight than a person with only symptoms of depression.
There are many theories as to why these two pathological conditions are related. It is believed that obesity can be caused by inflammatory processes that occur in the body due to depression. In addition, thinner people are becoming the ideal of beauty in the world, which plunges into a depressive state those who cannot achieve model proportions.
Finally, depression can play a role in weight gain due to endocrine problems, or as a side effect of taking antidepressant medications.
Source:He alth Day