- January 27, 2016
- Posted by: emobile
- Category: Researcher's Corner, Trending Issues
Emobileclinic Researchers’ corner : Depression linked to High consumption of Sugar in post menopausal women
In a recent study, higher consumption of lactose, fiber, non-juice fruit, and vegetables was significantly associated with lower odds of incident depression, while non-whole/refined grain consumption was associated with increased odds of depression. Also included as risk factors are consumption of sweetened beverages, refined foods, and pastries.
The study focused on a total number of 157,572 post-menopausal women and their diet over a period of 3 years. Dietary GI, glycemic load, and other carbohydrate measures (added sugars, total sugars, glucose, sucrose, lactose, fructose, starch, and carbohydrate) were linked to increase depression reports. The women participated in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study at baseline between 1994 and 1998.