Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center report that it takes only a few minutes of exercise to prevent depression in severely obese patients who are about to undergo weight-loss surgery. In addition, physical activity significantly reduced their likelihood for using antidepressants or needing counseling for anxiety or depression. About seven percent of the general population suffers from major depressive disorder and about ten percent has anxiety disorder. However, the rates are nearly doubled in adults who are severely obese. It should be noted that depression and anxiety must be treated before weight-loss surgery, since mental health issues could […]Continue reading Exercise Reduces Risk for Depression in Obesity
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