It demonstrated that those who eat the most fast food and commercial baked goods are more likely to be single and less active, smoke, and have poor dietary habits.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 21, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is lending its support to a new study that shows a link between fast food and baked goods and depression.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Friday, April 20, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/brain-function-articles/warning-this-food-may-trigger-depression), the study, published in the “Public Health Nutrition” journal, found that eating baked goods like croissants and muffins, as well as typical fast food items, on a frequent basis makes one about 50% more likely to develop depression.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that the study also found that the more fast food you consume, the greater the risk of depression. It demonstrated that those who eat the most fast food and commercial baked goods are more likely to be single and less active, smoke, and have poor dietary habits. The latter includes a diet lower in fruit, fish, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil.
Those same ideas played out in those who eat reasonably high levels of baked goods. Even eating small quantities is linked to a significantly higher chance of developing depression.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article also reports that they discovered this in a long-term study of 9,000 people who had never been diagnosed with depression or taken antidepressants. Over six months, about 500 developed depression or began to take antidepressants. The study echoed previous research that identified a 42% increased depression risk linked to fast food.
(SOURCE: Sanchez-Villegas, A., et al., "Fast-food and commercial baked goods consumption and the risk of depression," Public Health Nutrition, Apr. 2012: doi:10.1017/S1368980011001856.)
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.
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