Small Study: Depression Less Common In African-American Women Trying To Maintain Weight

The Los Angeles Times (7/24, MacVean) reports in “Science Now” that according to a study published July 17 in the American Journal of Public Health, “trying to maintain their weight helped low-income, overweight African American women stave off depression.” At the beginning “of the study, about 20% of the 185 participants reported symptoms of moderate to severe depression.” But, “among the group in the weight management program, that number fell to about 10% after a year and after 18 months,” whereas no changes were seen in those in the control group.

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