A new study proposes a Mediterranean style diet can cut risks of depression.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News –A new study suggests that people who follow a Mediterranean style diet, which consists of fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains have a decreased risk of suffering from depression. As reported by Reuters, researchers in Spain found that there was a 30 percent reduction of the risks for those who more closely followed the recommended diet.
Almudena Sanchez-Villegas and colleagues at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Navarra, Spain, are quoted in the report as stating of the study findings, “The specific mechanisms by which a better adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern could help to prevent the occurrence of depression are not well known,” however, “individuals who followed the Mediterranean diet most closely had a greater than 30 percent reduction in the risk of depression than whose who had the lowest Mediterranean diet scores.”
More information about the study may be found in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
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