In today’s not-so-shocking news: It’s harder to lose weight if you’re depressed. A new study from the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington, found that obese women show increased risk of depression, and that treating depression might help them lose weight.
The study broke women into two treatment groups—one of which worked on weight loss and the other focused on both weight loss and depression. Over time, it turned out that the group that worked on both weight loss and depression showed a higher rate of weight loss success. Out of the women who tackled weight loss and depression, 38% experienced significant weight loss, while only 21% were successful in the weight loss-only oriented group, lending truth to the old adage: If you want to look better on the outside, you have to work on your insides, too.
via Science Daily