Saturated Fats May Affect Teen Mental Health Into Adulthood, Study Says

Saturated Fats May Affect Teen Mental Health Into Adulthood, Study Says

A new study published in the journal “Brain, Behavior, and Immunity” shows that adolescent rats that consume a diet high in saturated fats have a harder time coping with stress as adults. Researchers from Loma Linda University in California found that the areas of the brain that handle the fear/stress response were altered to the point that subjects began exhibiting behaviors that mirror post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “The teen years are a very critical time for brain maturation, including how well (or not) we'll cope with stress as adults," said Johnny Figueroa, assistant professor in the Division of Physiology, Department of Basic...

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