Gut bacteria linked to mental health disorders in obesity
Research, published inMolecular Psychiatry, suggests that obesity caused by a high-fat diet may promote the proliferation of gut bacteria that predispose to anxiety and depression.Medical News Today
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CONCLUSIONS: Adolescents consuming soft drinks ≥7 times/week, or >25 g sugar/d from soft drinks, had significantly higher levels of anxiety and depression. Dietary suggestion is needed to prevent anxiety and depression in adolescents. PMID: 31097051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions The gestational period is an opportunity to promote positive health behaviors that can have both short- and long-term benefits for the mother. Given the low prevalence of physical activity in young women in general, and the high prevalence of obesity and cardiometabolic diseases among the U.S. population, the public health importance of increasing physical activity in women of childbearing age before, during, and after pregnancy is substantial.
Conditions: Mood; Stress; Anxiety; Depression; Obesity; Health Behavior; Physical Activity Intervention: Other: Walking Sponsor: Northwestern University Completed
Conclusions: It is important to diagnose and treat anxiety and depression in patients with COPD for a better prognosis and higher efficacy of medical treatments. While treating such patients, it is preferable to use a cough monitoring device for objective assessments, since the patients may exaggerate or underestimate their symptoms. PMID: 31091811 [PubMed - in process]
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CONCLUSIONS: The high rates of anxiety, depression, and weight-related teasing, as well as the low self-esteem, which was observed amongst the children with obesity, raise concerns about the quality of life of this population. Furthermore, the finding that weight-related teasing mediated the relationship between BMI and psychological well-being adds to a growing body of research, highlighting the harmful effects of weight-related stigma. Overall, these results highlight the importance of early intervention to assess for, and address, the presence of weight-related teasing and psychological well-being difficulties in preado...
Conclusions: Psychological distress and anxiety, but not depression, during pregnancy were associated with higher child general and organ fat measures. A healthy mental state during pregnancy may be important for preventing child adiposity. PMID: 31058541 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that while some weight patterns from childhood and adolescence continue into adulthood for autistic individuals, this is not necessarily a straightforward picture, and would benefit from further in-depth and qualitative study to understand the processes at play. The lack of interactions between mental health and autism, however, should provide professionals with confidence in supporting healthy weight management among autistic people. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level III, cohort study. PMID: 31065975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Candidates for bariatric surgery display advantageous personality features and lower rates in psychopathology compared to other participants with obesity. These features may represent both traits facilitating the search for a bariatric treatment, and the preferred ones selected by the surgeon. Implications for clinicians addressing obese participants towards bariatric surgery and limitations concerning "impression management" are discussed. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level III, case-control analytic study. PMID: 31062200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]