I saw a comment on a blog relating to the recent shootings in America. Many of the young people who use gun-rage are on psychiatric drugs which we know already, can transform them to become violent.
And there was a reply to say depression was on the rise and they thought it was the result of low fat in the diet and the low fat advices to the population by Governments.
So, having already read and seen on the BBC that people on low fat and no fat diets developed depression, I consulted the Internet to find the information as I remembered it.
I found this
The health risks of a high-fat diet are not unknown. Previous studies have shown that it is linked to various lifestyle diseases like obesity, high-blood pressure and diabetes. But these aren’t the only effects of eating too many fatty foods. A new study, published in the Journal Biological Psychiatry, adds to the growing concern.
Researchers at the Louisiana State University have found that a high-fat diet can alter behaviour and produce signs of brain inflammation. Further, it may also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders.
So, this research is an example of dreadful science and dreadful reporting. Eating fatty foods is not the same as eating fat. So what is it – fatty foods like the ones in the picture, full of manufactured oils and trans fats AND CARBOHYDRATES, or eating natural fat? What were they actually studying? Did they see the difference?
But had they found that high carbohydrate, trans fat, commercially prepared food – especially in the West caused depression, they are probably right – but not for the reason of “fat”. Who could not end up depressed eating this stuff –
Confusing science. Confused scientists.
No wonder people don’t believe anything any more.