30 Nov '16, 1am

The surprising link between fat consumption and depression

The surprising link between fat consumption and depression

Until recently , we’ve been told to shun fat and cholesterol to save our hearts—eating too much, experts said, would put us at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, and early death. But instead of improving our health, could the “fat is bad” dogma of the ’90s and early 2000s be partially to blame for the uptick in depression and suicide among Americans? That might be a bit of a leap, but a compelling new meta-analysis in the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience makes you wonder. It found that low levels of blood cholesterol—potentially caused by inadequate fat in the diet—were associated with a greater risk of being deeply depressed or suicidal. In fact, people with the lowest cholesterol levels had a whopping 112% higher risk of suicidal thoughts.

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