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Overweight kids at risk of anxiety and depression, researchers say

from Medical Daily

Adolescents in the United States are dealing with depression and anxiety in a big way, but the connection to obesity is yet to be directly established. Data collected by National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 3.2 million adolescents, representing 13.3 percent of the American population, suffered at least one major depressive episode in 2017. Obese adolescents are also more prone to mental illnesess, researchers at the Karolinksa Institutet in Stockholm have found. The results of the study were shared recently at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow by lead researcher Louise Lindberg and her team. more

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