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NCHS Releases Report on Obesity and Depression

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a new report on obesity and depression that links together the two diseases. According to the report, 43 percent of adults with depression were obese, and adults with depression were more likely to be obese than adults without depression. Further, in every age group, women with depression were more likely to be obese than women without depression. Overall, 34.6 percent of American adults were obese between 2005 and 2010 and 7.2 percent suffered from depression. NCHS believes that this study may help inform the treatment of both conditions.

Read more: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db167.pdf