One cause of depression is junk foods
Here is yet another collection of studies showing how junk foods, fast foods and takeaways all significantly contribute to depression.
- Public Health Nutrition looked at the diets of nearly 9000 Spanish adults
- The risk for depression increased when they consumed more fast food
- At the beginning of the study, none of the participants had depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
- Over 6 years later, the people with the highest consumption of junk food had a 37% increased risk of being diagnosed with depression
Pretty simple maths isn’t it.
Sánchez-Villegas A, Delgado-Rodríguez M, Alonso A, Schlatter J, Lahortiga F, Serra Majem L, & Martínez-González MA (2009). Association of the Mediterranean dietary pattern with the incidence of depression: the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra/University of Navarra follow-up (SUN) cohort. Archives of general psychiatry, 66 (10), 1090-8 PMID:.
Antonogeorgos G, Panagiotakos DB, Pitsavos C, Papageorgiou C, Chrysohoou C, Papadimitriou GN, & Stefanadis C (2012). Understanding the role of depression and anxiety on cardiovascular disease risk, using structural equation modeling; the mediating effect of the Mediterranean diet and physical activity: the ATTICA study. Annals of epidemiology, 22 (9), 630-7 PMID:
Sánchez-Villegas A, Toledo E, de Irala J, Ruiz-Canela M, Pla-Vidal J, & Martínez-González MA (2012). Fast-food and commercial baked goods consumption and the risk of depression. Public health nutrition, 15 (3), 424-32 PMID.
Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Schneider KL, Ma Y, Oleski JL, Merriam PA, Waring ME, Olendzki BC, Mann DM, Ockene IS, & Pagoto SL (2012). Depression severity, diet quality, and physical activity in women with obesity and depression. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112 (5), 693-8 PMID:.