Eating junk food can cause fat to seep into brain and trigger depression – UKMALAYALEE

Eating junk food can cause fat to seep into brain and trigger depression

Saturday 11 May 2019 3:13 AM UTC

LONDON May 11: Eating junk food can cause fat to seep into the brain and trigger depression, according to a new study. The research suggests that saturated fat actually enters the brain via the bloodstream.

Once there it affects the functioning of part of the brain that controls our emotions, the hypothalamus, and leads to an increase in depressive symptoms.

While the research was carried out in mice, scientists believe that the findings may explain the links between depression and obesity.

Anti-depressants are less effective on obese people than those of normal weight.

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