2009-11-02 Processed, high-fat foods linked with depression



People who eat a diet laden with processed and high-fat foods may put themselves at greater risk of depression, according to UCL (University College London) research published today.

The research team, led by Dr Tasnime Akbaraly (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health), also found that eating a ‘whole food’ diet with plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish could help prevent the onset of depressive symptoms in middle age.

The study, published in the November issue of British Journal of Psychiatry, is the first to examine the association between overall diet and depression - previous studies have focused on the effect of individual nutrients.(Read entire article)

2009-11-03 Study: Diets Heavy in Processed, Fatty Foods Tied to Depression


People who eat diets that are heavy in processed and fatty foods are more prone to depression, according to a study from University College London.

Researchers also found that diets heavy in fresh vegetables, fruit and fish could help prevent the onset of depression, Agence France-Presse reported.

The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, compared the diets of two groups of civil servants. One group ate a diet based on "whole," rather than processed foods. The other group ate a fatty, processed food diet that included sweets and high-fat dairy products. (Read entire article)