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Depression is associated with belly fat in postmenopausal women
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:03 am Email this article
Depression is associated with belly fat in postmenopausal women according to a new study from South Korea.
This does not mean that belly fat causes depression, nor does it mean that depression causes belly fat, though either one seems possible.
Belly fat may link depression and coronary heart disease
“These findings may explain some of the association between depression and coronary heart disease,” the authors noted.
Lee ES, Kim YH, Beck S-H, Lee S, Oh SW. Depressive mood and abdominal fat distribution in overweight premenopausal women. Obes Res. 2005 Feb 1, 13(2):320-25.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Sang Woo Oh
Department of Family Medicine and Center for Health Promotion
Inje University Ilsan-paik Hospital
Daewha-Dong, Ilsan-Gu, Goyang-Si
Gyeonggi-Do 411-706, South Korea
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On Mar 31, 2005 at 11:12 pm Randy Smith, MD wrote:
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Here is a possible explaination.
There is increasing evidence that hormonal deficiency is related to depression. Low levels of hgh, dhea, testosterone, estrogen are associated with depression-like symptoms and elevated cortisol. Elevated cortisol is of course related to increased abdominal fat.
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