Fatty foods may alter brain's response to sadness

July 26, 2011

In a small study, researchers traced people's responses to sad and neutral experiences. They did this while fatty acids were infused directly into the stomachs of some participants who didn't know what they were getting.

After looking over brain scans, researchers determined that those receiving the fatty acids had less of dip in their mood.

Scientists are hoping the research will help further the understanding of obesity and depression.

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