Weight, gender, and depressive symptoms in South Korea

  title={Weight, gender, and depressive symptoms in South Korea},
  author={Alexandra Brewis and Seung-Yong Han and Cindi L. SturtzSreetharan},
  booktitle={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
OBJECTIVES Obesity consistently predicts depression risk, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Body concerns are proposed as key. South Korean society is characterized by extremely high levels of explicit weight stigma, possibly the highest globally. Using cross-sectional Korean 2014 National Health Examination Survey (KNHANES) data, we test this proposition in a nationally representative sample of South Korean adults (N = 5,632). METHODS Depressive symptoms (outcome variable… CONTINUE READING
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