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Depression and Processed Foods

How does your diet affect your mood? A large observational study in adults looked at the rate of depression in 3,500 women who were either consuming whole foods or processed foods for 5 years. šŸŽšŸ• The study showed that the consumption of whole foods was associated with a reduced risk of depression while eating processed foods was associated with an increased risk.
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This study shows the importance of addressing diet in our patients with depression or other mood disorders and the chance of having greater outcomes with these individuals.
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Akbaraly TN, Brunner EJ, Ferrie JE, et al: Dietary pattern and depressive symptoms in middle age. Br J Psychiatry 195(5):408-413, 2009 19880930
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