Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Epidemics of Addiction, Depression, and Obesity

December 18, 2016 — American life expectancy is taking a hit. And that discomforting news leads us back to parallel trends in addiction, depression, and obesity. Recently, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently called the nation to action on addiction, pointing out that opioid use has now surpassed tobacco use. Likewise, rising suicide rates and rates of depression, particularly among […]

Obesity and Depression — Co-Conspirators

March 19, 2015 — A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND) points to obesity and depression as co-conspirators undermining the health of people in low-income neighborhoods characterized as food deserts. In a sample of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants, Karen Flórez and colleagues examined the relationship between depression, dietary quality, and body mass index. […]

Maybe Arguing with Your Spouse Will Make You Fat

December 12, 2014 — It could be that eating your words after arguing with your spouse can make you fat. A study newly published in Psychoneuroendocrinology finds that people with high scores for hostility and a history of depression experience significant metabolic changes when they argue with their spouses. It made a difference of about 128 calories in how many […]

Losing Weight Is Depressing?

August 11, 2014 — The headlines are certainly depressing: Losing Weight Could Make You Depressed It’s Official: Dieting DOES Make Us Depressed Losing Weight Might Make You Healthier But Not Happier Dieting Does Make Us Depressed Dieting May Cure Obesity And Heart Disease, But It Also Breeds Unhappiness Those headlines flow from a complex study that — gasp — […]

Cause or Effect? Depression in Obesity

May 17, 2014 — A new study of depression in obesity just published in the British Journal of Psychiatry finds that high BMI likely does not cause depression. The two conditions have long been associated and much speculation about a cause and effect relationship can be found. In this new study, Chi-Fa Hung and colleagues analyzed data from the […]

The Relationship Between Obesity and Depression

August 3, 2012 — From Your Weight Matters magazine, Summer, 2012 — Obesity and depression: Each condition can be isolating. Each condition can be stigmatizing. Each condition can cause serious health effects beyond its immediate impact. And, interestingly, when one condition occurs, the other frequently develops.