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Post-traumatic stress disorder is 164% more common in people who are obese
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:23 am Email this article
Obese people are 2.64 times more likely -- 164 percent more likely -- to have post-traumatic stress disorder than non-obese people according to a study by researchers at the Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Otago University in Wellington South, New Zealand. "[T]he association between [post-traumatic stress disorder] and obesity is a novel finding," the authors of the study noted. Subjects
Subjects : 12,992 people in New Zealand
The study was a “nationally representative face-to-face household survey was conducted in New Zealand with 12,992 participants 16 years and older”.
Scott K, Mcgee M, Wells J, Oakley Browne MA. Obesity and mental disorders in the adult general population. J Psychosom Res. 2008 Jan, 64(1):97-105.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Kate M. Scott
Department of Psychological Medicine
Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PO Box 7343
Wellington South, New Zealand
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