Healthy diet could protect against depression

According to diet news today, eating a healthy diet could protect against depression in middle age. Scientists compared depression amongst those people eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish with those who ate high-fat dairy foods, processed meat, fried food, refined grains and sugary desserts.
The study was performed by a research team at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London alongside French institute the University of Montpellier. Results of the dietary study were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Chief Executive of the UK-based Mental Health Foundation, Dr. Andrew McCulloch, reportedly commented: “This study adds to an existing body of solid research that shows the strong links between what we eat and our mental health. Major studies like this are crucial because they hold the key to a better understanding of mental illness .”

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