Overweight & underweight women more likely to face depression
A recent study says that women with less weight and more weight are at increased risk of developing common mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
The study showed that women with eating disorders or less weight had 50% lower levels of allo compared to women with normal weight.
Allo is a female hormone that creates a positive mood and feelings of happiness.
Overweight women had allo levels 60% lower than women with normal weights.
Lower levels of allo means increased risk of depression symptoms, said the research.
For the study, the team involved women with less body weight, normal weight women and obese women.