Cordova, TN (PRWEB) July 9, 2006
A new study confirms there is a suspected link between obesity and depression. Obese people are 25% more likely to suffer from a mood or anxiety disorder than people at a healthy weight, according to a recent study. The study, which appears in the Archives of General Psychiatry, analyzed over 9000 adults and found that there is definitely a relationship between obesity and depression.
What the research was unable to conclude was whether obesity caused the mood problems or was the result of them. Certainly anyone struggling with a weight problem has wondered the same thing at some point. The researchers noted that obese people are more likely to experience hurtful behavior or have low self-esteem, but at the same time, depression can cause people to abandon the types of activities that ward off weight gain.
For people who have experienced weight gain and depression, one company in Memphis, Tenn., has several options to correct the problem, according to a company spokesman. Selmedica Healthcare recommends their mood-improving dietary supplement, Welatonin, to ward off sadness, low self-esteem, nerves, and moodiness. In addition, the company also offers several products claiming to help with weight loss, including Zetacap and DiatrinH.
“Whether your mood facilitated your weight gain, or you weight gain facilitated your mood problem, we want to help,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.