Is Ice Cream an Anti-Depressant?

Why do people always eating ice cream when they are depressed? A new study shows that while the ice cream can not be an antidepressant, the brain chemical that motivates you to eat whatever.

Some patients with depression a pint of Ben and Jerry ice cream eaten at night before going to bed. Of course, it does not take too many nights of this before the pounds start piling up.

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience this month may shed some light on the biological relationship between depression and appetite. While not prove that Ben and Jerry is an antidepressant, it does suggest that a chemical in the brain that encourages the consumption of ice cream, can be. Read more

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