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Healthful Diets Reduce Depression Symptoms

Healthful Diets Reduce Depression Symptoms

Healthful diets reduce depressive symptoms, according to a meta-analysis published in Psychosomatic Medicine. Researchers reviewed 16 studies that reported effects of healthful dietary interventions on depression and anxiety. Diets that reduced the intake of fatty foods, such as processed meats, and increased fruit and vegetable consumption led to significantly decreased symptoms of depression, compared with control diets. Increased intake of […]

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Exercise vs. Drugs for Depression

Exercise vs. Drugs for Depression

Aerobic exercise interventions found comparable to antidepressant medication in the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Fighting the Blues With Greens

Fighting the Blues With Greens

Natural monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors in fruits and vegetables may help explain the improvement in mood associated with switching to a plant-based diet. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fighting-the-blues-with-greens-mao-inhibitors-in-plants/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Study shows 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs

Study shows 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs

Researchers find that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions, reports CBS Atlanta. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit medical and research center, report that antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids are the most common prescriptions given to Americans. Twenty percent of U.S. patients were also […]

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Suicides Almost Double Among 50-Somethings

Suicides Almost Double Among 50-Somethings

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that between 1999 and 2010, suicides in the 35-to-64 age group increased 28.4%, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Suicides among people aged 50 to 59 years old specifically almost doubled during that time period. More than 38,000 Americans killed themselves in 2010; that’s more […]

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Saffron vs. Prozac for Depression

A head-to-head test of the spice saffron versus Prozac for the treatment of clinical depression. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/03/12/saffron-vs-prozac-for-depression/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s daily video

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Healthful Diet Improves Mood

A diet high in fruits and vegetables can improve mood, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. Dietary data from 281 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25 were collected over a 21-day period. The more fruits and vegetables the participants ate, the calmer, happier, and more energetic they felt. The authors […]

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Suicides Outnumber Battle Deaths in the Armed Services

Suicides Outnumber Battle Deaths in the Armed Services

Approximately every 80 minutes, a US military veteran commits suicide in the United States; for Iraq and Afghanistan, the numbers of veterans lost to suicide now outstrips casualty lists of those killed in action. The suicide rate for active duty personnel isn’t so shockingly high, but it’s still significant; in the first half of 2012, almost one soldier a day […]

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Suicide Attempts Linked to Inflammatory Chemical

Suicide Attempts Linked to Inflammatory Chemical

A chemical in the brain may explain why some people become suicidal — and it may link inflammation of the body to disorders of the mind. According to new research, suicidal individuals have elevated levels of quinolinic acid in the fluid surrounding the central nervous system. The discovery could explain a missing link between inflammation and mental illness, said study […]

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How To Be Happy: Eat Lots of Fruits and Vegetables

How To Be Happy: Eat Lots of Fruits and Vegetables

The adage “you are what you eat” is truer than we may have thought. Public health researchers and economists at the U.K.’s University of Warwick have found that people who eat seven servings of vegetables and fruits a day are the happiest. Count them: How many servings have you eaten today? For their study, the researchers looked at the eating […]

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