SAN FRANCISCO—- Short-term use of antidepressants, combined with stress and a high-fat diet, is associated with long-term increases in body weight, a new animal study finds. The results were presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
"Our study suggests that short-term exposure to stress and antidepressants, rather than a high-calorie, high-fat diet alone, leads to long-term body weight gain, accompanied with increased bone and spleen weights," said study lead author Suhyun Lee, a PhD candidate in the medical sciences at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
What I would like to know: how much has too much evening blue light exposure from computers and house lights lowered melatonin production, reduced sleep, and therefore made people more prone to depression? Then antidepressants could just amount to a piling on where they increase obesity even more than lack of sleep does.
Anyone wear UV-blocking glasses in the evening to sleep better? I'm a pretty good sleeper. But blocking blue light in the evening might prevent slow creep toward later times to go to sleep and wake up.
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