Psychology & Psychiatry

Excess body fat increases the risk of depression

Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. The more fat, the greater the probability of developing depression. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried out ...

Pediatrics

Assessing body fat in children made simpler by new equation

Researchers at St George's have developed an accurate equation that will enable medical professionals to accurately predict body fat levels in children using only very simple measurements and other information.

Pediatrics

Stiffening arteries in teenagers with persistent obesity

Children and adolescents with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens, a study of more than 3,000 children followed from age 9 to 17 shows. These results, in the researchers' view, call for ...

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