Obesity and Depression Associated with Female Teens


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According to a new research by a Rutgers University–Camden professor, obesity and depression are linked in adolescent females. The findings reveal that a child experiencing obesity may be more susceptible to negative societal messages about obesity or teasing, which could lead to depression in later years.

Naomi Marmorstein, an associate professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden, co-authored the article, "Obesity and depression in adolescence and beyond: reciprocal risks," was recently published in the International Journal of Obesity.


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