Clearing Old Cells from Mouse Brains Lowered Signs of Anxiety

“As many mammals become obese, they have a greater tendency to exhibit signs of stress. For the first time, scientists from the Mayo Clinic may have figured out why.

Peering into the brains of mice, the doctors noticed that overfed and overweight mice had deposits of fatty cells near a part of the brain called the lateral ventricle. Once they cleared the cells away with drugs, the so-called “obesity-induced anxiety-like behavior” vanished as well, according to research published Thursday in the journal Cell Metabolism — raising the possibility of a new treatment for human anxiety…”