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04 October 2010

Thin men carry higher suicide risk

Thin men may be more likely to attempt suicide than those who are overweight, according to a new study that confirms a puzzling link between body weight and suicide risk.

Thin men may be more likely to attempt suicide than those who are overweight, according to a new study that confirms a puzzling link between body weight and suicide risk.

It's a perplexing connection, researchers say, since some studies have found heightened rates of depression among obese adults, and because obesity is tied to physical health problems like heart disease and diabetes.

 
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