Eating pizza, burgers and chips may cause saturated fat to 'seep into the brain through your bloodstream and trigger depression'

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Eating pizza, burgers and chips may cause saturated fat to 'seep into the brain through your bloodstream and trigger depression' - Daily Mail
  • Scientists say dietary fat enters brain and clogs up part that controls emotions
  • Once there it affects hypothalamus, leading to increase in depressive symptoms
  • Research looked at mice, but may explain links between depression and obesity
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.
 
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