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Symptoms of stress and depression effect percentage of body fat and insulin resistance in healthy youth: LOOK longitudinal study

Olive, Lisa; Telford, Rohan M; Byrne, Donald; Abhayaratna, Walter; Telford, Richard D.


This study examined the longitudinal and cross-sectional effects of both psychosocial stress and depressive symptoms on insulin resistance and percentage body fat in a cohort of healthy Australian children, following them from childhood into adolescence. Method: Participants were 791 healthy, initially Grade 2 children (7–8 years; 394 girls), selected from the general community. Psychosocial stress was assessed using the Children’s Stress Questionnaire, while depressive symptoms were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/hea0000496
Access Rights: Open Access


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