(LAS PALMAS, Spain) – Eating a diet too high in trans fat can increase your risk of depression, reports Health News.
According to a study published in the online journal Public Library of Science ONE, the consumption of trans fats, or modified vegetable fats, can have a serious effect on your mood.
Trans fats, which have already been linked to heart disease and increased levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, were shown to increase the risk of depression by 48 percent for those who get more than 0.6 percent of their daily calories from the substance.
Researchers at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain studied more than 12,000 participants over a period of six years. Of those studied, 657 of those who consumed a high level of trans and saturated fats developed depression.
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