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Research Article

Jolly fat: relation between obesity and psychoneurosis in general population.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: (Published 03 January 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:7
  1. A H Crisp,
  2. B McGuiness


    The relation between fatness and aspects of psychological status was investigated in a representative sample (339 men and 400 women) of a middle-aged suburban population. A significant positive relation was found between substantial obesity and low levels of anxiety (in men and women) and depression (in men).