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Excess body fat increases the risk of depression

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Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen percent. The more fat, the greater the probability of developing depression. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out by researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.

“Our study also indicated that the location of the fat on the body makes no difference to the risk of depression. This suggests that it is the psychological consequences of being overweight or obese which lead to the increased risk of depression, and not the direct biological effect of the fat. If the opposite was true we would have seen that fat located centrally on the body increased the risk the most, as it has the most damaging effect in biological terms,” says the study’s last author Dr. Søren Dinesen Østergaard.

He is a professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University and affiliated with the Department of Affective Disorders at Aarhus University Hospital.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: neurosciencenews.com

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