Association between body size, weight change and depression: systematic review and meta-analysis

The British Journal of Psychiatry
Jul 2017, 211 (1) 14-21; DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.186726
Sun Jae Jung, Hyung-taek Woo, Sooyoung Cho, Kyounghoon Park, Seokhun Jeong, Yu Jin Lee, Daehee Kang, Aesun Shin

The association between body size, weight change and depression has not been systematically summarised, especially for individuals who are underweight.

To conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis to examine the association between indices of body size, weight change and depression.

A total of 183 studies were selected. Fully adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) or odds ratios (ORs) were extracted. A total of 76 studies contributed to data synthesis with a random-effect model…

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