A recent study, posted by Dr. Oz on the Newsmax website, finds that adhering to a Mediterranean diet — including lots of fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats like olive oil, along with animal protein as a side dish — can help reduce symptoms of depression.
The study, published in PLOS One, involved 76 university students with symptoms of depression — all of whom ate an unhealthy diet. Half of the participants received money to help them buy mood-enhancing staples and ate a healthier diet. The others ate as usual. At the end of three weeks, those on the healthier diet reported improvements in mood and less depression, in contrast to those eating a lousy diet.
So does unhealthy food make you depressed, or does depression make you eat bad food?
The answer: both.
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