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Obesity and Depression Are Related -- But How?

(MedPage Today) -- Finding physicians who can address both is a challenge
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

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Conclusion: To address the many challenges posed by EDCs, we argue that Africans should take the lead in prioritization and evaluation of environmental hazards, including EDCs. We recommend the institution of education and training programs for chemical users, adoption of the precautionary principle, establishment of biomonitoring programs, and funding of community-based epidemiology and wildlife research programs led and funded by African institutes and private companies. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1774 Received: 16 February 2017 Revised: 22 May 2017 Accepted: 24 May 2017 Published: 22 August 2017 Address correspond...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results suggest that the five-factor psychopathology found in HUD can discriminate between HUD and obese patients, but that there is an area of overlap between the forms of psychopathology found in SUD and those found in obese patients.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion Frailty affected about one tenth of the respondents, but almost two thirds were pre-frail. In addition to gender, other modifiable factors including abdominal obesity and poor physical function were identified as risk factors for frailty and pre-frailty among Malaysian older adults.
Source: International Journal of Gerontology - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere is widespread variation in access to surgery and in baseline patient characteristics in the countries submitting data to the IFSO Global Registry.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research
Conclusions Mental health problems in young adulthood were associated with potentially modifiable factors and behaviors that increase risk for cancer. Efforts to prevent cancer and promote health must attend to mental health disparities to meet the needs of young adults.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusions Peer victimization has been associated with immediate and long-term maladjustment outcomes that are in some cases life threatening. However, our null results do not support that peer victimization significantly increases long-term risk for obesity, and findings are consistent with two other long-term prospective studies of this issue.
Source: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
This study investigated psychological correlates and their influence on weight loss for patients who underwent RYGB or VSG.MethodsFour hundred twenty-two patients (RYGB  = 305; VSG = 117) completed screening questionnaires presurgery and underwent surgery between August 2012 and April 2015. Associations between demographics and questionnaires with percentage weight change were evaluated using multivariable linear regression models.ResultsMedian age was 48  years and median BMI 45.3 kg/m2 presurgery. Median percentage changes in weight from baseline to years 1 and 2 follow-up were −&thins...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThis case series supports the feasibility and acceptability of HAPIFED as a potential new treatment for overweight or obesity with comorbid binge eating disorder or bulimia nervosa. Clinical trials are necessary to examine the efficacy and effectiveness of HAPIFED.Trial registrationAustralian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (Universal Trial Number):U1111 –1149-7766. Date of registration: 4th November 2013.
Source: Journal of Eating Disorders - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
Obesity has been implicated in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD), which prompted us to examine the possible association of obesity with cognitive function and brain structure in patients with MDD.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
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