Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Dietary fat and its link with depression & anxiety

This is the fifth post in a series on some of the physiological (non-psychological) causes of depression and/or anxiety.

The fats we choose to eat have a big impact on the function of every cell of our body, including those in the brain, where neurotransmitters involved in mood regulation are synthesised. The brain is made primarily of fatty acids, and the fat we eat is incorporated into brain cells as well as all other cells in our body.