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Mediterranean diet may improve depression symptoms in young men
New research hails the benefits of a Mediterranean diet for relieving depression symptoms in young males. Michela Ravasio/Stocksy
Depression is a mood disorder affecting 3.8% of the world’s population.
New research from the University of Technology Sydney suggests the Mediterranean diet helps improve depression symptoms in young men.
Researchers observed an improvement in depression symptoms in all participants provided Mediterranean diet support, with 36% lowering their symptoms to low or minimal depression standards.
Over the past few years, the Mediterranean diet has quickly become the diet du jour. Research shows this way of eating provides a number of positive health impacts, including improving a person’s gut microbiome, reducing stroke risks, and helping prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists have also linked the Mediterranean diet to lowering depression risks. Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney have now found evidence that a Mediterranean diet can also help improve symptoms in young men living with depression. The study was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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