Gloucestershire Echo - - CELEBRITY WELLBEING -

DI­ETARY fats en­ter­ing the brain through the blood­stream may ex­plain the link be­tween obe­sity and de­pres­sion, new re­search sug­gests.

The study, led by the Uni­ver­sity of Glas­gow in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Glad­stone In­sti­tutes, re­vealed links be­tween the con­sump­tion of di­ets high in sat­u­rated fats that lead to obe­sity and the de­vel­op­ment of de­pres­sion phe­no­types.

Pro­fes­sor Ge­orge Bail­lie, lead au­thor of the study at the Uni­ver­sity of Glas­gow, said: “This re­search may be­gin to ex­plain how and why obe­sity is linked with de­pres­sion and how we can potentiall­y bet­ter treat pa­tients with these con­di­tions.

“We of­ten use fatty food to comfort our­selves as it tastes re­ally good, how­ever in the long term, this is likely to af­fect one’s mood in a neg­a­tive way.”

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