This March 10, 2015 Science Daily article talks about ongoing research that could be showing that treating the mental health issues of low-income people may help decrease obesity rates among this population. The study paid close attention to low-income African-Americans in 2 separate Pittsburgh neighborhoods to see if there was any patterns to be uncovered.
- Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor (news.health.com)
- Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor (nlm.nih.gov)
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