Obesity causes depression, concludes "strongest evidence yet"

(Natural News) Obesity and depression are global health problems. According to the World Health Organization, an escalating global epidemic of obesity and overweight is taking over many countries. Depression, on the other hand, continues to be the leading cause of disability worldwide. While these diseases affect different aspects of health, several studies have suggested that...
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Publication date: December 2019Source: Journal of Adolescence, Volume 77Author(s): Rachel Widome, Aaron T. Berger, Kathleen M. Lenk, Darin J. Erickson, Melissa N. Laska, Conrad Iber, Gudrun Kilian, Kyla WahlstromAbstractIntroductionShort sleep duration is exceedingly common among adolescents and has implications for healthy youth development. We sought to document associations between adolescents’ sleep duration and characteristics of their schedules, behaviors, and wellbeing.MethodsWe used data from the baseline wave (9th grade year) of the START study, a cohort of 2134 students in five Minnesota high schools to ass...
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This study not only determined the primary reason for the atypical IBD epidemic, but also remind us of the urgency for developing new vaccines against novel variant IBDV.
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 In the first full episode of Not Crazy, we learn a little more about the new co-host, Jackie, and her history with chronic illness and depression. Gabe rants about person-first language and how nitpicking verbiage is distracting from more pressing matters in the lives of those living with mental illness.  Overall, we decide that “crazy” is not a dirty word and there are other, more time-sensitive, things we should be focusing on that can benefit the mental health community.  SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder...
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Day two of APA ’s Annual Meeting included an address by psychiatrist and incoming AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D., to APA’s Board of Trustees; a discussion of the challenges that international medical graduate students face; and a recommendation that psychiatrists consider ways their own mindfulness could b enefit their patients.Through May 22,Psychiatric News will deliver an evening digest of important highlights from the meeting.Incoming AMA President and Former APA Board Member Lays Out Plans for Presidential YearPsychiatrist Patrice Harris, M.D., told trustees that the integration of mental health and ge...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ACA AMA brain injury childhood trauma depression disability discrimination history track IMGs mindfulness neurobiology obesity Patrice Harris PTSD research TBI Valerie Jarrett Source Type: research
Discussion We have found that, in the human genome, the promoter regions of ID-associated genes are uniquely enriched in MER41 LTRs. More specifically, nine ID-associated genes that are putatively important in cognitive evolution exhibit MER41 LTRs in their promoter regions. As more than 100 families of HERV are integrated into our genome, it was important to determine whether our findings are specific to MER41 and to ID-associated genes, and if so to what extent. Among the 133 families of HERV explored here, MER41 is the only family whose LTRs were found with statistically high frequency in the promoter regions of ID-ass...
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In this study, we analyzed FGF21 levels and alterations in the expression of genes encoding components of the FGF21-responsive molecular machinery in adipose tissue from aged individuals so as to ascertain whether altered FGF21 responsiveness that develops with aging jeopardizes human health and/or accelerates metabolic disturbances associated with aging. We studied a cohort of 28 healthy elderly individuals (≥70 years) with no overt signs of metabolic or other pathologies and compared them with a cohort of 35 young healthy controls (≤40 years). Serum FGF21 levels were significantly increased in elderly indiv...
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Conclusion: In this cohort, we did not find evidence of an obesogenic effect of prenatal phthalate exposure. Positive associations between postnatal MEP and ∑DEHP concentrations depended on the timing of exposure. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1022 Received: 29 August 2016 Revised: 17 February 2017 Accepted: 28 February 2017 Published: 11 September 2017 Address Correspondence to J.R. Shoaff, Brown University School of Public Health, Box G-S121-2, Providence, RI 02912 USA. Email: jessica_shoaff@brown.edu Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1022). The authors declare they have no actu...
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Conclusions: Nature contact may offer a range of human health benefits. Although much evidence is already available, much remains unknown. A robust research effort, guided by a focus on key unanswered questions, has the potential to yield high-impact, consequential public health insights. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1663 Received: 26 January 2017 Revised: 12 May 2017 Accepted: 25 May 2017 Published: 31 July 2017 Address correspondence to H. Frumkin, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health, Box 354695, Seattle, WA 98195-4695 USA; Telephone: 206-897-1723;...
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Conclusions: Anxiety, depression, perceived functional disability, impairment in quality of life, and disturbance of self-image were found to be common among participants in the study pursuing bariatric surgery for obesity. Recognition, assessment, and treatment of these symptoms are expected to be conducive to positive outcomes of bariatric surgery. PMID: 28499084 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
On Day 30 (Wednesday), Rachelle and I decided to finish strong, so we spent a full 16 hours at Disneyland. I was really tired at the end, but it felt good to finally cross the finish line. The next morning (Thursday) we met a friend for breakfast at Whole Foods and then drove home to Vegas. I was delighted to see the lights of the Vegas Strip as we came in, knowing that those lights weren’t the lights of Disneyland. During the last 4-5 days of the experiment, I got a cold, and I’m still recovering from it. That’s why I didn’t post any new blog entries during the last week. Fortunately the illness wa...
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