Depression & Processed Foods (2009) - Food for the Brain

Depression & Processed Foods (2009)

This study investigated depression & processed foods. Eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression, according to a recent study.  Data on diet among 3,500 middle-aged civil servants was compared with self reported depression five years later. Those in the ‘whole food’ (plenty of vegetables, fruit and fish) group had a lower risk of depression compared with those who had a high consumption of processed foods, the University College London team found.  The team said the study was the first to look at the UK diet and depression.

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Akbaraly, T. N., Brunner, E. J., Ferrie, J. E., Marmot, M. G., Kivimaki, M., & Singh-Manoux, A. (2009). Dietary pattern and depressive symptoms in middle age. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science195(5), 408–413. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.108.058925