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Link between fast food and depression has been confirmed

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Consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are 51% more likely to develop depression


2012-03-30

From the FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) media release:

According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc.) and fast food (hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza) is linked to depression.

Published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, the results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are 51% more likely to develop depression.

Furthermore, a dose-response relationship was observed. In other words this means that "the more fast food you consume, the greater the risk of depression," explains Almudena S


2012-03-30

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