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A Journal on Internal Medicine

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Online ISSN 1827-1669


Minerva Medica 2013 April;104(2):207-13


Resting energy expenditure may predict the relationship between obesity and susceptibility to depression disorders

Ahmadi S. 1, Mirzaei K. 1, Hossein-Nezhad A. 1, 2, Keshavarz S. A. 1, Ahmadivand Z. 1

1 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;
2 Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Diabetes, Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Aim: The aim of the current research was to investigate the association between depressed mood and resting energy expenditure (REE) in a representative sample of obese women.
Methods: Fasting blood sample was collected from 254 obese women to determine biochemical indicators. Body composition was measured using body composition analyzer. REE was measured by means of indirect calorimetry.
Results: Comparison between depressed group and healthy obese women demonstrated that the mean of body mass index, fat percent, fat mass, visceral fat and triglyceride were higher in women with depressed mood.
Conclusion: The level of REE/kg was significantly low in depressed obese women compared to healthy subjects.

language: English


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