Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor

March 10, 2015 4:00 PM

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TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of poor nutrition and obesity among Americans receiving food assistance, a new study suggests.

The researchers looked at more than 600 people who were the main food shoppers in low-income families living in "food deserts" in Pittsburgh. The term refers to neighborhoods with limited access to healthy foods, such as fresh produce. All of the participants were enrolled in a food assistance progr...

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