A recent study found out that junk food can increase the risk of suffering from depression. Here’s what you need to know!
Eating fast food products, processed meat and sweets with no moderation may lead to depression. Researchers of the Manchester Metropolitan University developed this study and published it in the journal Clinical Nutrition.
According to them, eating excessive amounts of foods rich in cholesterol, saturated fats and carbohydrates would increase by 40% the risk of depression. Moreover, this food regime can lead to organ inflammations. Let’s find out what we’re talking about.
Junk food can lead to depression!
Researchers have studied the relationship between the disorder and certain diets. They found out that patients who follow diets rich in junk foods have depression symptoms.
Furthermore, researchers found out that this kind of diet also facilitates the Alzheimer’s disease. They explained: “Simply changing what we eat is a more economic alternative than pharmacological interventions, which often have side effects“.
In order to avoid the disease, experts suggest to follow a diet poor in saturated fats and carbohydrates. At the same time, they recommend to eat many foods rich in fiber, vitamins, especially A, C, D and unsaturated fats. These foods could prevent the disease and even cure it.
Depression is spreading more and more, even among young men. There are many causes, from being jobless to the environment in which you live. The studies on this issue are more and more numerous. Moreover, recently doctors said that in a few years it will be possible to diagnose this desease with a blood test.
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Nicoletta Chiara Romano