We explored whether obesity in patients with bipolar disorder is associated with their chronotype. A group of 29 patients with bipolar I disorder, not currently experiencing an affective episode, were assessed for total body fat, mood symptoms, and self-reported circadian chronotype and sleep quality. Chronotype explained 19% of the variance in body fat, after age, sex, mood state, and sleep quality were accounted for. This association suggested that evening chronotype patients have a higher percentage of total body fat. Evening chronotype could be a proxy for as yet unknown specific causes of the high rate of obesity and obesity-related diseases in bipolar disorder.

Soreca, I., Fagiolini, A., Frank, E., Goodpaster, B.H., & Kupfer, D.J. (2009). Chronotype and body composition in bipolar disorder. CHRONOBIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 26(4), 780-788 [10.1080/07420520902929060].

Chronotype and body composition in bipolar disorder

FAGIOLINI, A.;
2009

Abstract

We explored whether obesity in patients with bipolar disorder is associated with their chronotype. A group of 29 patients with bipolar I disorder, not currently experiencing an affective episode, were assessed for total body fat, mood symptoms, and self-reported circadian chronotype and sleep quality. Chronotype explained 19% of the variance in body fat, after age, sex, mood state, and sleep quality were accounted for. This association suggested that evening chronotype patients have a higher percentage of total body fat. Evening chronotype could be a proxy for as yet unknown specific causes of the high rate of obesity and obesity-related diseases in bipolar disorder.
Soreca, I., Fagiolini, A., Frank, E., Goodpaster, B.H., & Kupfer, D.J. (2009). Chronotype and body composition in bipolar disorder. CHRONOBIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 26(4), 780-788 [10.1080/07420520902929060].
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