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7 diet changes that can help depression

2nd April 2019

Recent news reports show that following a Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression, as research suggests. This research is based off findings in Molecular Psychiatry, from a review of 41 studies published within the last eight years.

Experts concluded that a plant-based diet of fruit, veg, grains, fish, nuts and olive oil – with reduced amounts of meat or dairy – appeared to have benefits in terms of mood.

People who followed a diet similar to this were found to be 33 per cent less likely to develop depression over the following eight to 12 years than those who didn’t adhere to a Mediterranean diet.

However experts also noted that the theory needs to be tested through trials and more research should be conducted on whether depression can be treated with diet.

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