Link Between Poor Diet and Depression in Women
by: Alexandra Williams, MA
Food for Thought
Can a poor diet predict depression in women? Perhaps. The American Society for Nutrition
just published the results of a long-term study of 4,215 people that examined whether or not dietary patterns were associated with future risk of depressive symptoms. Using the Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI), self-reported use of antidepressants and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale as measurement tools, researchers found a correlation between recurrent depressive symptoms and a poor diet, but only for women, not men.
IDEA Fitness Journal
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