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Can obesity cause mental health problems?

Psychological disorders which obesity may trigger include depression, eating disorders, distorted body image, and low self-esteem. Understanding the connection between obesity and mental disorders, such as depression, is an important public health issue because both of these conditions will individually have significant implication on health care systems across the globe and account for a significant proportion of the global burden of disease.

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