It seems that comfort foods like reﬁned sweets might not be so comforting in the long run. Scientists in New York analyzed the eating patterns of nearly 70,000 women without depression across the U.S. , then tracked their health records over three years to see how diet relates to developing depression. The researchers found that both reﬁned grains and added sugars were signiﬁcantly tied to a higher risk of developing depression over the three year study, while ﬁber, vegetables, fruit (excluding juice), and lactose (a sugar found in milk) was linked with a signiﬁcantly lower risk of depression. A higher intake of whole grains was also related to a lower risk of depression, although this relationship was not statistically signiﬁcant. Overall, foods that contributed to a high glycemic index diet were associated with increased odds of developing depression.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] (Gangwisch JE et al.)
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