Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on depressive symptoms, stress eating, and telomere length in adolescents at-risk for adult obesity
Rates of adolescent obesity and cardiometabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes are increasing. Recent studies suggest that depression symptoms may be one contributor to obesity and cardiometabolic diseases through stress-related behavioral mechanisms (e.g., stress-eating) and physiological mechanisms (e.g. shortened telomeres). From an allostatic load framework, depression symptoms affect the biological system, potentially exerting sustained damage on stress physiology, and thus, contributing to cardiometabolic disease risk. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have demonstrated favorable ...
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