Depression, emotional eating and long-term weight changes: a population-based prospective study

Hanna Konttinen, Tatjana van Strien, Satu Männistö, Pekka Jousilahti, Ari Haukkala

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Abstract

Emotional eating (i.e. eating in response to negative emotions) has been suggested to be one mechanism linking depression and subsequent development of obesity. However, studies have rarely examined this mediation effect in a prospective setting and its dependence on other factors linked to stress and its management. We used a population-based prospective cohort of adults and aimed to examine 1) whether emotional eating mediated the associations between depression and 7-year change in body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC), and 2) whether gender, age, night sleep duration or physical activity moderated these associations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number28
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Volume16
Number of pages11
ISSN1479-5868
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 5144 Social psychology
  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health

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Depression, emotional eating and long-term weight changes : a population-based prospective study. / Konttinen, Hanna; van Strien, Tatjana; Männistö, Satu; Jousilahti, Pekka; Haukkala, Ari.

In: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Vol. 16, 28, 20.03.2019.

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