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Columbia and Harvard Research Finds PTSD Raises Risk for Obesity in Women

Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the disorder, find researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. It is the first study to look at the relationship between PTSD and obesity over time. The study was published online November 20, 2013 in JAMA Psychiatry.