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Ultra-processed foods could be responsible for increasing risk of depression | 9 News Australia

Published May 20, 2023, 3:20 p.m. by Monica Louis

There's been a lot of talk lately about the potential dangers of ultraprocessed foods. Some experts believe that these foods could be responsible for increasing the risk of depression.

Now, a new study has found that there may be some truth to this claim.

The study, which was published in the journal BMC Medicine, looked at the diets of more than 23,000 people. The participants were asked about their dietary habits and were also assessed for symptoms of depression.

The researchers found that those who ate the most ultraprocessed foods were more likely to be depressed than those who ate the least.

This is just one study, and it's not definitive proof that ultraprocessed foods cause depression. But it is yet another piece of evidence that these foods might not be as healthy as we thought.

If you're concerned about your mental health, it might be worth avoiding ultraprocessed foods as much as possible. Stick to fresh, whole foods instead. Your body (and your mind) will thank you for it!

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