Delhi Life-Style - Thursday, November 22, 2012 5:51:48 AM
There may be an upside to gaining those extra pounds! According to a new study, fat people are more jolly than their skinny friends — because their genes mean they're less likely to get depressed. Scientists from McMaster University in Canada found the so called 'fat gene' FTO is also a 'happy gene'. Fat mass and obesityassociated protein (FTO) is the major genetic contributor to obesity but scientists found that it is also associated with an 8% reduction in the risk of depression.