Still another reason to lower your consumption of trans fats.  A study of 12,059 people published in PLoS was reported by Almudena Sanchez-Villegas, BPharm, PhD, and associate professor of preventative medicine, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain.  In the journal, Dr. Sanchez-Villegas warned that the risk for clinical depression was raised by 48% in people who ate more than 1.5 grams of trans fats each day.  The risk became greater as more trans fatty foods were consumed.

    The researchers believe that because trans fats increase inflammation, this may disrupt mood and interfere with brain transmitters.  If you have been diagnosed with depression or are concerned about the possibility of developing depression, limiting consumption of trans fats is a great goal.  Hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool in focusing on that goal as a part of eating well.