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Health & FitCarrying excess body fat linked to increased risk of depression

08:50  29 august  2019
08:50  29 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. The more fat , the greater the probability of developing depression . This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out by researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.

The more fat , the greater the probability of developing depression . This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out This suggests that it is the psychological consequences of being overweight or obese which lead to the increased risk of depression , and not the direct biological effect of the fat .

New European research has found that the more extra fat a person carries, the higher their risk of depression.

Carrying excess body fat linked to increased risk of depression© Tsuji/Istock.com The more extra body fat you carry, the higher your risk of depression may be, according to new research.

Carried out by researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, the new study looked at data on 332,000 people taking part in UK Biobank, a long-term study which includes data on the association between genetic variants and fat mass, as well as data on 135,000 people with depression and 345,000 control subjects taking part in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, which contains information on the links between genetic variants and depression.

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The risk of depression increases in line with how overweight a person is. Source: Aarhus University. Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat This suggests that it is the psychological consequences of being overweight or obese which lead to the increased risk of depression , and not the direct

Aarhus University. Summary: Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of Investigating the association between body fat and depression via Mendelian randomization. ScienceDaily shares links with scholarly publications in the TrendMD network and earns revenue

The researchers used a technique called Mendelian randomization to look at the associations between fat mass, non-fat mass, height, and depression, but did not include body mass index (BMI) as it does not take into account build and muscle mass.

Mendelian randomization involves studying genetic variants to see whether certain factors are associated with a higher or lower risk of disease. As it gives more reliable results, any associations found are more likely to suggest a direct relationship.

The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, showed that carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat (22lbs) could increase the risk of depression by 17 percent. In addition, the more excess fat, the greater the probability of developing depression.

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Carrying just ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. The more fat , the greater the probability of developing depression . This is the conclusion of a new study carried out by researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark.

Ultimately, they learned that excess body fat was closely linked to an increased risk of depression , emphasizing the psychological impact that weight gain can have on consumers. The researchers hope that a more comprehensive approach is taken to both help fight obesity and inform consumers about

When looking at height, short stature also appeared to be a causal risk factor for depression.

"Our study also indicated that the location of the fat on the body makes no difference to the risk of depression. This suggests that it is the psychological consequences of being overweight or obese which lead to the increased risk of depression, and not the direct biological effect of the fat," said the study's last author Dr. Søren Dinesen Østergaard. "If the opposite was true we would have seen that fat located centrally on the body increased the risk the most, as it has the most damaging effect in biological terms."

Østergaard also noted that the team's findings are particularly important given the fact that almost 40 percent of the world's adult population is overweight.

"In addition to the known physical consequences of obesity such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, there is also a significant and now well-documented psychological component, which needs to be dealt with as well. This is yet another argument for resolving the obesity epidemic," he said.

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Study shows strong evidence of a link between excess body fat and cancers of the colon, breast While the new study does not shed light on how excess body weight is linked to an increased risk of All of us who carry excess fat , and that is most of us in this country, are at some degree of risk .”

Since excess body fat is linked to hormonal changes, including those of serotonin, galanin and other brain neurotransmitters, excess body fat can negatively impact your mood. A 2014 study conducted by Boston University School of Medicine found that depressive symptoms are associated with visceral

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Depression could have as much of an impact as high blood pressure.Experts are still working to understand the relationship, but one major factor may be that people with depression often struggle to maintain healthy lifestyle habits like exercising, eating right, and taking prescribed medications on schedule, all of which have an effect on the heart. Inflammation—the immune system’s response to everything from injury to stress—is another likely player. Depression can heighten inflammation in the body, and chronic inflammation may lead to hardened blood vessels and plaque buildup in arteries, which can trigger a heart attack or stroke.

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