Sunday, January 30, 2011

'Junk Food' Trigger Depression

Eating foods that contain trans fats are high not only makes a person at risk of heart disease, but also increase the risk of depression, according to the study of scientists in Spain.

Trans fats is a type of fat that can be found on artificial form of pastry products and fast food. Most trans fats are artificially synthesized through a chemical process that adds hydrogen to vegetable oil. In simple language, it means changing liquid oils into solid fats.

Researchers from the Universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in recent research declare trans fat can trigger depression. The results of this study support the results of several previous studies to reveal the impact of these fats are bad for the body.

In his research, the researchers observe and analyze patterns of diet and lifestyle is about 12 thousand participants over 6 years. At the beginning of the study, none of which was diagnosed with depression, but at the end of the study, a total of 657 volunteers carrying the new carriers.

'Participants that trans fat consumption rose to 48 percent increased risk of depression than those who do not eat fatty foods contain this type,' says research.

Almudena Sanchez-Villegas preventive medicine expert at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria states, the more trans fats when consumed, the greater the adverse impact arising for participants.

The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE online version, also noted that the research conducted on European populations mengasup relatively low trans fat that is only 0.4 percent of total energy needs required the participants.

'However, we found an increased risk of depression by 50 percent,' said one researcher Miguel Martinez.

'Based on these findings, we encourage the importance of taking into account its impact on the U.S. for countries such as the level of percentage of intake of these fats to reach around 2.5 percent,' he added.

Still according to the research report, the number of people with depression in the whole world reached 150 million people and this figure increased in recent years. This increase, said researchers, was caused by a radical change from the source of fat in the diet diasup west, where a number of specific types of fat that is beneficial polyunsaturated fats (polyunsaturated) and monounsaturated fats (monounsaturated) in nuts, oils fish and vegetable oils - is replaced with the type of saturated fat and trans-fat found in meat, butter and other types of products such as pastries and fast food.

Source : AFP

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