Fueling Depression With Junk Food
After studying dozens of multi-country studies on the topic of food and depression, researchers together from 3 different countries recently determined that junk food might be linked to depression because of the association with developing chronic inflammation in the body.
Researchers suggest that junk food fuels inflammation in the digestive system, eventually traveling to the brain and possibly negatively impacting neurotransmitters that are critical for helping to regulate mood.
About 1 in 12 U.S. adults have reported experiencing depression, it's a common problem for many people.
The link between fast food and depression is one which researchers have been investigating for years. Scientists have been claiming that consuming junk food could be linked to a greater risk of depression for quite some time now.
In a study that was published a little over a year ago in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers claimed that there could be a potential link between sugar and mental health issues.
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Researchers, nutritionists, and other health experts, have maintained for years that it might be possible to decrease the chances of developing some mental health illness if there is a reduction in the consumption of junk food and sugar. Not only that, but that it could also help promote better health overall.
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