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Fish Eaters Less Likely to Be Depressed

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,

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Fish is known to be good for your heart, and now research suggests it may help spare you some mental anguish, too. A review of 26 studies involving 150,278 individuals showed that people who ate the most fish were 14 percent less likely to be depressed than those eating the least (the amounts varied by study). Researchers aren’t sure why, but they suspect the healthy fat in fish may improve the transmission of brain signals. Another theory: The high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals found in fish protect against depression. Or perhaps people who eat fish simply have more healthful diets overall, which could contribute to less depression.
Source: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, published online Sept. 10, 2015

 
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