Gender affects the correlation between depression and weight in children and adolescents

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The results of a large community-based study have shown that the probability of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents with high, low, or normal body mass index differs according to gender. Underweight boys and overweight girls have an increased risk of depression, according to the study published in Childhood Obesity.
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