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Too Much Dietary Fat in The Brain May Impact Mental Health

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Too Much Dietary Fat in The Brain May Impact Mental Health

People who are obese are more likely to develop depression, but until recently, it was not clear exactly why that is the case.

A team of researchers found out why exactly people with obesity and depression do not see benefits from taking antidepressants. When compared with patients of normal body weight, overweight and obese people have a substantially slower response to antidepressant treatment and less improvement in cognitive processing, which is due in part by the over-accumulation of fatty acids in a person’s brain. The key is to reduce fatty food intake. For even more, check out MedicalNewsToday.