depression

The Path to Joy and a Smaller Waist

Feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest in things that were once enjoyable, and a general dread of social events. Do any of these ring a bell? These are just a few of the characteristics common between obesity and a going incidence of depression. Studies show that obese individuals have a 20 percent elevated risk of […]

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Hypothyroidism and Weight Loss Surgery

The thyroid has a big job: The hormones it secretes help regulate heart rate, maintain healthy skin, and play a crucial part in metabolism. When the gland is sluggish (hypothyroidism), it can rob you of energy, dry out your skin, make your joints ache, cause weight gain, and kick-start depression. When it becomes overworked—hyperthyroidism—and produces […]

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