Depression In Childhood Associated With Later Obesity, Smoking.

HealthDay (3/18) reported, “Teens who were depressed as children are more likely to be obese, to smoke and to be sedentary,” according to a study that was scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. The research involved more than 500 kids who were studied from the time they were age 9 until they were age 16. The investigators found that “twenty-two percent of the kids who were depressed at age 9 were obese at age 16.” The investigators “found similar patterns when they looked at smoking and physical activity.”

Related Links:

— “Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, March 15, 2013.

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