Studies indicate that obesity and depression are closely linked. People who are obese are more likely to be depressed, and people who are depressed are more likely to be obese.

In fact, a study conducted by the Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, found that obesity increases the risk of depression in initially non-depressed individuals by 55 percent, and depression increases the risk of obesity in initially normal-weight individuals by 58 percent.

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