Diet quality connected to depression risk

Dutch, Spanish, and American researchers recently published a study in the Journal of Affective Disorders showing a connection between diet and depression.

The researchers analyzed the data from 24 studies, which represented a total of nearly 2 million person-years. They looked at diet components (such as fish, vegetables, fruit, and so on) and compared them to incidence of depression.

What they discovered was that those who have a higher quality diet were less likely to have depression over time. Fish and vegetable consumption seemed to be connected to depression risk, but fruit consumption didn’t seem to be.

This is one more study in a growing body of research showing a connection between what we eat and our mental health.

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  • Lorie Saad

    I believe eating an anti-inflammatory diet will make a big difference on how we all feel. I have been eating like this for years, but I still suffer from severe/chronic back and neck pain and Fibromyalgia. IBS is under control.