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Depression causing obesity

Depression can cause obesity since bad choice in comfort food and an overall lack of drive to perform calorie burning activities can lead to the path of obesity. As well as the lack of exercise this will cause a lack of serotonin in the body which is the body's feel good hormones known to be released when body is put under pressure.

Though people who put weight on with little nutritional intake with exessive exercise sessions tend to have a metabolic disorder/ syndrome,

All Dr's know is that patients that gain weight because they have a metabolic syndrome can be corrected through the use of HCG. HCG and a low calorie diet when introduced in the system of someone suffering with a metabolic syndrome can cause rapid weight loss in areas unattainable in normal slimming treatments.

Psychologist Leslie Heinberg, PhD talking about Depression & obesity

“It’s a chicken and the egg phenomenon,” says psychologist Leslie Heinberg, PhD, who directs the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. “But we do know that depression has lots of symptoms that can worsen obesity - appetite disturbances, lack of energy, lack of motivation to do things.”

In 2009, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham reported that depressed people tend to gain weight faster than people who aren't depressed.

The bulk of those extra pounds was concentrated around their waists. That’s not good. Belly fat is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, though a pear shaped figure is a key indication of someone who suffers from a metabolic disorder.

Depression, of course, comes with its own set of risk factors, including suicide, social isolation, drug and alcohol addiction, and anxiety.

Whichever comes first - depression or overweight/obesity - it is a very unhealthy combination. Often, it is a self-reinforcing combo as well.

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