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Feeling depressed doesn't just affect your mood, it has serious implications on your waist line. A study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham links depression and abdominal obesity. The study followed young adults over a 15-year period and found that depressed individuals gained weight at a faster rate than others in the study, but starting out overweight did not lead to depression. Abdominal obesity has been linked to an increased risk for cancer and heart disease, according the June 2010 study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
December 7, 2007