Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Depressed people take a weight off their mind

New research has shown that losing weight might not only help depressed people become healthier it could also help improve their mood as well. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania compared people with and without depression as they followed a weight-loss programme including lifestyle modification and meal replacements. Both groups lost significant amounts of weight and improved their levels of blood sugar, insulin and cholesterol but the depressed participants also showed a significant improvement in their depressive symptoms.

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