A new Australian study has found middle-aged Australians carrying excess weight are more likely to be anxious and depressed than their healthy weight counterparts1.

Queensland-based researchers collected data on the physical and mental health of more than 1,200 volunteers, grouping them according to their weight and mental health.

Obese participants, who were aged 45 to 54 years, were more likely to report that emotional problems had affected their work or social activities, and were less likely to have felt calm and peaceful in the month prior to the study, compared with normal weight and overweight participants.

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