Eating more fish may lower your depression

Korean researchers recently published a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showing a connection between fish consumption and lower depression odds.

The researchers analyzed the data of nearly 400 adults under the age of 65 who had been diagnosed with depression. They split the adults into 3 groups: those who ate fish less than once per week, those who ate fish 1–3 times per week, and those who ate fish fish 4 or more times per week.

What they found was that those who ate fish 1–3 times per week had reduced odds of having depression than those who ate it less than once per week, and those who ate fish at least 4 times per week had even lower odds of having depression. In other words, the more fish they ate, the lower their odds of having clinical depression.

This study joins a growing body of research showing a strong connection between nutrition and mental health. Here at Truehope, we’ve been promoting nutrition as mental health treatment for over 20 years.

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