A Cuban professor “Alberto Quirantes Hernandez” has announced that there is a relation between obesity and depression, being obese could increase the risk of depression by 25 percent. Alberto Hernandez, is the chief of Endocrinology Services at the Dr. Salvador Allende Teaching Hospital in Havana.
An overweight person becomes frustrated and is unable to fully develop his personality, desires and interpersonal relationships.
Depression, accompanied by lack of physical activity, leads to more obesity, and can cause physiological problems in the endocrine and immune systems.
Obesity-related depression is affecting more women, in a two-to-one ratio, compared to men.
An obese person’s efforts to lose weight using incorrect, non-scientific methods can lead to failure, thus worsening depression. The only effective, permanent and scientific solution to obesity requires changing our diets and increasing physical activity.
There was another research going on Penn State College of Medicine on rats and it might also have significant implications for humans, that obesity impair normal muscle function in rats.
The researchers examined whether normal mammalian skeletal muscle perceives the amount of weight it is carrying, and whether it makes physiological adjustments to compensate for more or less weight.
They theorized that this ability of muscle might be affected in obesity, as obese mammals typically suffer from reduced mobility and muscle function.
The study used both healthy and genetically obese rats to determine how the expression of troponin T — a gene that codes for a protein essential to muscle function — varied as rats gained weight.
The research showed that the regulation of troponin T expression in a way appropriate for given body weights is impaired in obese rats.