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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Authors: Silva JN, Vasconcelos H, Figueiredo-Braga M, Carneiro S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Obesity is often accompanied by psychological distress and both can reduce patients' quality of life. Bariatric surgery is proven to be a good method to reduce weight and to alleviate comorbidities, leading ultimately to an improvement in quality of life. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The authors studied 80 patients enrolled in the Multidisciplinary Bariatric Unit of a central hospital in Porto, Portugal. Patients submitted to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve procedures were compared. Laboratory parameters were collected from pat...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS : The results provide information to determine best Preoperative intervention strategies; changing the lifestyles of patients, keeping the postoperative weight. PMID: 30183858 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Salud Publica (Bogota) Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This work is among the first to find evidence that individuals with SCI are at heightened odds of overweight/obesity alongside anxiety and/or depressive disorders. This early work holds clinical implications for treating these interrelated comorbidities in SCI. PMID: 30183556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of anxiety/depression and overweight/obesity (Aim 1) and the multimorbidity of these conditions (Aim 2) in a sample of adults with and without spinal cord injury (SCI). Aim 3 was to examine whether overweight/obese indi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Getting older comes with a price. As the U.S. population ages, more seniors are opting to remain in their homes and communities instead of relocating to long-term care facilities. This “aging in place” movement will increase the demand for caregivers and home health aides. The cost of each of these services can be burdensome on members of the aging population and their families. Due to the rising costs of long-term care, family caregivers provide a large portion of unpaid care. In 2009, family caregivers provided more than $470 billion in unpaid care, which was more than four times what was spent by Medicaid on...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Blog Source Type: blogs
Weight bias issues are rarely discussed in Asian. Therefore, we examined the relationships between weight bias, perceived weight stigma (PWS), eating behavior, and psychological distress among Hong Kong people. Using cross-sectional design, 400 undergraduate students (175 men) completed questionnaires and were assigned into a self-reported overweight (n = 61) or nonoverweight group (n = 339) using body mass index, and a self-perceived overweight (n = 84) or nonoverweight group (n = 316) based on self-perception. For self-reported and self-perceived overweight groups, more weight bias was related to higher depression (&beta...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: COPM scores revealed a wide range of occupational performance issues and significant associations with mental health factors, supporting a psychosocial approach to occupational therapy with this population. Routine mental health screening can help ensure that mental health factors are adequately addressed. PMID: 30157011 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
AbstractThe consequences of atopic dermatitis reach beyond the skin and past childhood. Patients with atopic dermatitis are at risk of developing allergic comorbidities, but less is known about the associations between atopic dermatitis and non-allergic conditions. Understanding these non-allergic comorbidities has the potential to improve patient outcomes and to help mitigate the cost and burdens associated with these conditions. Atopic dermatitis is associated with cutaneous bacterial infections, more severe forms/courses of cutaneous viral infections, and extra-cutaneous infections. Atopic dermatitis is also associated ...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Look into my eyes. The phrase calls to mind images of a psychotherapist swinging a pocket watch. Or maybe you picture Catherine Keener in the film Get Out, tapping her teacup and sending an unwilling man into a state of hypnotic limbo. “There are many myths about hypnosis, mostly coming from media presentations,” like fictional films and novels, says Irving Kirsch, a lecturer and director of the Program in Placebo Studies at Harvard Medical School. But setting aside pop culture clichés, Kirsch says hypnosis is a well-studied and legitimate form of adjunct treatment for conditions ranging from obesity and...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news
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Source: Obesity Reviews - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Source Type: research
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