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Perhaps there is a bit of truth to the stereotype about being fat and happy: Obesity Gene May Shield Against Depression

 
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Perhaps there is a bit of truth to the stereotype about being fat and happy: Obesity Gene May Shield Against Depression
Perhaps there is a bit of truth to the stereotype about being fat and happy — new research finds that people who have a gene linked with obesity may have a slightly lower risk of depression.

People who had a version of a gene called the FTO gene were 8 percent less likely to have depression, researchers found. In 2007, scientists discovered this version of the FTO gene was a major contributor to genetic obesity among people of European descent. [link to www.livescience.com]

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