Sugar consumption may be connected to depression in men

British researchers recently published a study in the journal Scientific Reports exploring a connection between sugar intake and mental health in men.

The researchers analyzed data from the Whitehall Study II, which consisted of over 10,000 participants. The original study period was 1985–1988, with 11 follow-up phases between 1989 and 2013.

During part of the study and its subsequent follow-up phases, researchers recorded sugar intake through 15 items, including cakes, cookies, sugar in coffee and tea, and soft drinks.

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7 things to eat for lower depression and better sleep

American researchers recently studied the relationship between nutrition and depression through diet quality and sleep quality.

The researchers collected data from 36 participants using the Healthy Eating Index, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and the Beck Depression Inventory. The data covered their diet, sleep, and mental health over a 5-day period.

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Nutrition may eliminate depression differences among men and women

American researchers recently published a study in the Clinical Trials & Case Studies Journal showing a connection between depression symptoms and nutrition levels.

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Eating out may increase depression in the elderly

Last month, Taiwanese researchers published a study in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics investigating a link between mental health and eating habits of elderly people.

The researchers studied the mental health and eating habits of nearly 1,200 individuals over the age of 64, specifically depression and eating out.

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4 foods to avoid if you have stress or depression

A British study published in the Central European Journal of Public Health showed a connection between diet and mental health among university students.

Researchers had over 3,700 students at 7 universities in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales self administer questionnaires, including a 12-item food frequency questionnaire, Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale, and modified Beck Depression Inventory.

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Fruits and vegetables may reduce depression risk

Last year, Chinese researchers published a study in the academic journal Nutrition that showed a connection between fruit and vegetable consumption and depression risk.

The researchers analyzed 18 studies involving a combined 446,551 participants: 10 studies looked at fruit intake, and the other 8 looked at vegetable intake.

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Cutting out junk food may improve mental health in these 4 areas

Here at Truehope, we’ve been saying for over 20 years that nutrition and mental health are tightly linked, and improving nutrition can improve mental health.

Related to that is the idea that poor nutrition can lead to poor mental health.

Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that consuming high amounts of junk food can negatively affect our mental health. Here are 3 studies showing how junk food affects mental health in 4 areas: depression, stress, ADHD and general mental health.

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Exercise may help eliminate postpartum depression

Canadian researchers recently published a study in Obstetrics & Gynecology showing that exercise can help reduce postpartum depression symptoms.

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Fruits and vegetables may make us happier

Last month, researchers in Thailand and South Africa presented a study at the Asian Psychological Association convention in Indonesia, showing fruit and vegetable consumption may increase happiness.

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5 people with depression share how Truehope changed their lives

Having been in business for over 20 years, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people find happiness, hope, and healing, including those who have depression.

Here are just 5 stories from participants with depression. Read how EMPowerplus changed their lives, and see if any of it sounds familiar to you.

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