Lifetime psychiatric disorders and body composition: A population-based study
Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco, Margaret J Henry, Felice N Jacka, Seetal Dodd, Geoffrey C Nicholson, Mark A Kotowicz, Michael Berk
JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2009
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between depressive and anxiety disorders and indices of adiposity, including body fat mass and percent body fat, as measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. METHODS: In this observational study of 979 randomly-selected women aged 20-93 years, psychiatric history was ascertained using a structured clinical interview (SCID-I/NP). Total body fat was assessed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and weight, height and waist circumference were measured. Medication use and lifestyle factors were self-reported. RESULTS: Those with a lifetime history of depression had increased fat mass (+7.4%) and percent body fat (+4.3%), as well ..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (251638) and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Eli Lilly. Postgraduate scholarships were provided by the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund.