REVIEW ARTICLE Association Between Depressive Symptoms in Childhood and Adolescence and Overweight in Later Life Review of the Recent Literature Eryn T. Liem, MD; Pieter J. J. Sauer, MD, PhD; Albertine J. Oldehinkel, PhD, MSc; Ronald P. Stolk, MD, PhD Objective: To present an overview of the association Main Outcome Measure: Overweight. between depressive symptoms in childhood and adoles- cence and subsequent overweight in later life. Results: Four cross-sectional studies that satisfied our quality criteria revealed an association between depres- Data Sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Sci- sive symptoms and overweight in girls aged 8 to 15 years, ence for all indexed journals from January 1, 1997, to reporting different effect sizes including a correlation co- May 30, 2007. efficient of 0.14 and a regression coefficient of 0.27. Four longitudinal studies in accord with our quality criteria Study Selection: Abstracts of 513 articles were re- suggest that depressive symptoms in childhood or ado- viewed manually. Studies were excluded if unrelated to lescence are associated with a 1.90- to 3.50-fold in- depressive symptoms and overweight (n=460), if they creased risk of subsequent overweight (95% confidence were conducted in an adult population (n=10) or in a intervals varying from 1.02
JAMA Pediatrics – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 2008
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