Fatty meat increased the risk of depression

Fatty meat increased the risk of depression

Diet hypertension may reduce the risk of depression in the elderly — the people who will eat whole grains, vegetables and fruits may become less susceptible to depressive disorders.

The report will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of neurology in Los Angeles in April 2018, brief information about the study published on EurekAlert.

Depression is most common mental disorder in the present. According to the who, she suffers every twentieth man on Earth. Among persons older than 65 years depression occurs, on average, three times more often than in other age groups.

Scientists report that elderly people who adhere to a diet shown hypertension (DASH), is a lower risk of developing depression than those who don’t follow the diet. DASH diet was developed in the United States for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure. This diet consists mainly of fruits, vegetables, low-fat or low-fat dairy products while limiting consumption of foods high in saturated fat and sugar.

Previous studies have shown the benefits of such a diet to health — in particular, the researchers noted the decrease of high blood pressure and the blood levels of low density lipoprotein carrying cholesterol (the so-called “bad” cholesterol).

Depression is common among the elderly and is often accompanied by memory problems, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels in the blood. Depressive disorders often in people who have had a stroke.Dr. Laurel Cernodrinski center rush University in Chicago

Patients often prefer medication a change in lifestyle — including, they are ready to change the diet. So we wanted to make sure that the diet really can be effective way to reduce the risk of developing depression.

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The study involved 964 participant with an average age of 81 years. Scientists for six and a half years systematically conducted surveys among them. Participants were checked for the presence of symptoms of depression, such as anxiety from the causes that used them didn’t bother, and the feeling of hopelessness about their future. The test also answered questions about how often they eat certain foods.

The researchers assessed how match diet of the participants such as DASH diets, Mediterranean diet (it includes a lot of vegetables, fruits, olive oil) and a traditional Western diet (lots of red meat, refined sugars and fats).