Navigation Links
Drinking, Weight, Depression Linked in Young Women: Study
Date:9/17/2009

Treatment for one of these issues should take into account the others, report says

THURSDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- In women under age 30, drinking to excess, overeating and depression may all be tied together, according to new research.

A study in the September/October issue of General Hospital Psychiatry found that women with alcohol abuse issues at age 24 had three times the risk of obesity by age 27. And women who were obese at 27, the researchers found, were twice as likely to be depressed by the time they turned 30.

"When you look across time, alcohol use and obesity predicted later depression. The big picture here is that these disorders, though they're different in manifestation and symptoms, appear to be related for some groups of women," lead study author Carolyn McCarty, a research associate professor at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Research Institute, said in a news release issued by Health Behavior News Service.

Men in the same age groups did not have the same increased risks, according to the study. How women respond to stress, as well as biological differences in the brain, may play a role in the gender difference, McCarty said

Dr. Gregory Simon, a psychiatrist at the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle who was not involved in the study, noted that many depressed people tend to be overweight. "From a clinical or health care provider perspective, when you think about what to do about one of these problems, you have to think about what to do about the other," he said in the same news release.

More information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has more about depression.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Health Behavior News Service, news release, Sept. 10, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Research Finds Causal Link Between Ending Drinking, Depression
2. Smoking, Drinking, Cholesterol May Be Alzheimers Risk Factors
3. Heavy drinking, conduct disorder linked to high-risk sexual behavior
4. Lose Weight, Lower Cholesterol, and Stay Healthy at School: Natural Solutions Magazine Shows You How
5. The Naked Truth: Overweight, Overwhelmed and Confused
6. Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer
7. Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight, study finds
8. Underweight and Extremely Obese Die Earlier Than People of Normal Weight, Study Finds
9. Studies Reveal Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Premature Birth, Low-Birth Weight, Neurological Problems and Diabetes
10. L.I.T. Surgical Unveils Worlds Brightest, Lightweight, Cableless Surgical Headlight
11. Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Drinking, Weight,  Depression Linked in Young Women: Study
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived ... eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the ... Care. For the full issue, click here . , For the American Society ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the ... Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We ... new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article ... people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now ... of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. ... The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top ... Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Revolutionary technology ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology and ... Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected ... for IoT devices.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ... a number of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast majority ... outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a ... per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and wait ... but especially grueling for patients who are elderly and ... skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Experian Health, the ... transforming the patient payment and care experience, ... new products and services that will enhance ... cycle offerings. These award-winning solutions will enable ... remain compliant in an ever-changing environment and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: