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Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

April 30, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 35% of young adults in the United States are obese.

Among U.S. adolescents, mental health conditions are also prevalent.

About 32% of young people ages 13–17 have had an anxiety condition at some point in their lives, according to research published last year.

Now, a new, nationwide study connects obesity and anxiety among young people, finding that obesity is an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression among children and teenagers.

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