Pasta and Depression: Study Links Carbs, Red Meat to Mood Disorder

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 07:06 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Women who eat a lot of red meat, bread, chips, and pasta may be more prone to depression, a new study has found.

According to a 12-year research project published recently in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, women who indulge in soda, refined grains (like pasta), and fatty red meat are 29 to 41 percent more likely to be diagnosed or treated for depression, Prevention.com reported.

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The study, which included 43,000 women, also found that those types of unhealthy food choices can also lead to out-of-control inflammation, which is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.

To decrease a person's risk of both depression and inflammation, study leader Dr. Michael Lucas of the Harvard School of Public Health endorses a daily diet that includes drinks and foods like coffee, olive oil, wine, carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens.

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland conducted a comparable study on men that yielded similar results.

"The study reinforces the hypothesis that a healthy diet has potential not only in the warding off of depression, but also in its prevention," Anu Ruusunen, who presented the male study earlier this year in her doctoral thesis, told ScienceDaily.com.

Ruusunen also said that fruits, berries, poultry, fish, low-fat cheese, and whole grains are associated with a lower risk of developing a mood disorder.

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