Does depression cause obesity?: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies of depression and weight control.

Abstract

To evaluate the causal effects of depression on obesity, longitudinal tests of the effect of depression on follow-up obesity status were meta-analyzed. Combining data from 16 studies the results confirmed that, after controlling for potential confounding variables, depressed compared to nondepressed people were at significantly higher risk for developing… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1359105308095977

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