And fat because you’re depressed! – It turns out that if you’re depressed because you’re fat (no surprise there), you’re likely to get even FATTER, especially in the place you dread being fat the most: our stomach. But there ARE some surprises to be found out there. For instance, if you’re worried about your memory, a fat tummy HELPS that!
Sociologist Sociology Belinda Needham says, “We found that in a sample of young adults during a 15-year period, those who started out reporting high levels of depression gained weight at a faster rate than others in the study, but starting out overweight did not lead to changes in depression.