Association between Body Mass Index and depression: the "fat and jolly" hypothesis for adolescents girls

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p649
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted by the authors on association between depression and body mass index (BMI) in adolescents of France. It states that the study included 39,542 adolescents aged 17 and self-report data was derived from a previously conducted study. It highlights that association between the two is significant in both the genders, with no effect of parental working and marital status.


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