Obesity affects more than one-third of Americans. Not only in the physical sense in that it raises our risk of heart attack and other ailments but now a study is finding it is also contributing to depression.
The link between mental health and obesity have been well-established, but scientists were still learning the underlying biology. Harvard University researchers found that high fat diets disrupt gut bacteria. That correct that change in the gut bacteria and you can elevate depression symptoms without having to lose weight.
Of course the change may make you less depressed and more energetic. You may also start to crave healthier foods that in turn also causes you to lose weight.