American researchers recently published a study in the Clinical Trials & Case Studies Journal showing a connection between depression symptoms and nutrition levels.
The researchers measured the nutritional habits and depression levels of 116 undergraduate students, using the Nutritional Intake Questionnaire and the Beck Depression Inventory.
What they found was that women were more likely than men to have depression symptoms, but when nutrition had a huge role in the depression likelihood. If the women had poor nutritional intake, their depression symptoms were more more pronounced than men. On the other hand, if their nutritional intake was good, the difference in depression symptoms among women and men virtually disappeared.
This further underscores the discovery from a growing list of clinical studies showing a connection between mental health and nutrition.
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