Trans-Fats Linked to Depression Risk

March 2, 2012 · Posted in Peer-Reviewed Published Data · Comment 

oilResearch published last year showed that people with diets that contain high amounts of trans-fats are at greater risk for depression than people with diets higher in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).

Medscape Medical News reported some tips from lead author of the study, Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, PhD: “The results were not surprising [and] I think the message is clear: ‘try to eat healthy.'”

“Avoid some types of fats, such as trans and saturated fatty acids, and increase the intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat; it’s better to consume olive oil than margarine or butter, better to use low-fat dairy than high-fat dairy, and better to eat fish than to consume meat or meat products; avoid fast and processed foods and commercial bakery; and try to increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, and nuts,” she said.

We’ve written before about diet.