London: 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 obesity-associated protein (FTO) is the major genetic contributor to obesity but scientists found that it is also associated with an eight per cent reduction in the risk of depression, the Daily Mail reported.Researchers had been investigating whether there was a link between obesity and depression.
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