By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a correlation between depression and obesity in girls according to a new local study.READ MORE: Bucks County 911 Call Centers Suffering Staffing Shortages: 'It Has Been A National Problem For Many Years'
It’s not a big surprise that there would be a correlation between depression and weight issues, but Naomi Marmorstein, an associate professor of psychology at Rutgers-Camden has found depression starting in early adolescence can predict obesity several years later in girls.READ MORE: Man Arrested In New York For Deadly Shooting At Vineland Wawa
While obesity being diagnosed early can predict depression later on and she suggests a change in lifestyle choices.
“People who work with them, clinicians, should consider integrating exercise and or healthy eating into the treatment for their depression,” Marmorstein says, the same association was not found in young men and boys.MORE NEWS: Dave Scott Giving GM Chuck Fletcher 'Blank Check' To Fix Philadelphia Flyers; What's Claude Giroux's Future With Team?