Weight loss in obese adults can reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease but may have no benefit on the mental and emotional state of a person.
The study included 1,979 overweight or obese participations aged over 50. After four years, the participants’ depressive symptoms and blood pressure were compared to their weight.
Researcher Dr Sarah Jackson found that those who lost weight showed more depressed mood symptoms compared to those who either gained weight or who’s weight remained the same.
These results highlight the need for further research on the emotional consequences of weight loss.Read more at UCL