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Healthy Diet May Reduce the Risk of Severe Depression, Suggests Study

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Sep 17, 2013
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  • Researchers found the improved depression scores in those who followed healthy diet.
  • A reduction in the body weight was associated with a greater reduction in depressive symptoms.
  • Healthy diet was characterized by vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, poultry, fish and low-fat milk.
  • Increased intake of folate was also associated with a decreased risk of depression.

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heathy eating to prevent depressionA study of 2,000 men at the University of Eastern Finland reinforces the hypothesis that a healthy diet has potential not only in the warding off of depression, but also in its prevention. It is traditionally believed that depressed individuals often have a poor quality of diet and decreased intake of nutrients.

The study linked a healthy diet characterized by vegetables, fruits, berries, whole-grains, poultry, fish and low-fat cheese with a lower prevalence of depressive symptoms and a lower risk of depression during the follow-up period. Moreover, increased intake of folate was also associated with a decreased risk of depression. The most important dietary sources of folate include vegetables, fruits, berries, whole-grains, meat and liver. Increased coffee consumption was non-linearly associated with a decreased risk of depression.

In a three-year lifestyle intervention, researchers found the improved depression scores with no specific group effect. Furthermore, a reduction in the body weight was associated with a greater reduction in depressive symptoms.

The study was published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, European Journal of Nutrition, Public.

 

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