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Bad eating can give you depression: study
AFP ^ | January 26, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 01/26/2011 5:54:35 PM PST by decimon

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Eating foods high in trans-fats and saturated fats increases the risk of depression, according to a Spanish study published in the US Wednesday, confirming previous studies that linked "junk food" with the disease.

Researchers also showed that some products, such as olive oil, which is high in healthy omega-9 fatty acids, can fight against the risk of mental illness.

Authors of the wide-reaching study, from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, followed and analyzed the diet and lifestyle of over 12,000 volunteers over six years.

When the study began, none of the participants had been diagnosed with depression; by the end, 657 of them were new sufferers.

"Participants with an elevated consumption of trans-fats (fats present in artificial form in industrially-produced pastries and fast food...) presented up to a 48 percent increase in the risk of depression when they were compared to participants who did not consume these fats," the head study author said.

Almudena Sanchez-Villegas, associate professor of preventive medicine at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, also noted that in the event "more trans-fats were consumed, the greater the harmful effect they produced in the volunteers."

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1 posted on 01/26/2011 5:54:36 PM PST by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy

Happy Meal ping.


2 posted on 01/26/2011 5:55:07 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I know when I eat a bad meal like a salad I’m depressed all day that I didn’t go to a Red Robin and have a RR classic cheeseburger and their seasoned fries.


3 posted on 01/26/2011 5:57:38 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: All

So can good eating! Step on that scale, watch it go up a few pounds—instant depression!


4 posted on 01/26/2011 5:58:12 PM PST by Irenic
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To: decimon

depression is not a “disease”

Call it a disorder if you must, but it is NOT a “disease”.


5 posted on 01/26/2011 5:59:04 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: decimon

Doesn’t it seem that all these studies can go either way? Maybe the opposite is true: being depressed means you don’t give a damn about your body/health and so you just eat junk. That sounds pretty logical to me. What depressed person wants to spend the time to cook a healthy meal?


6 posted on 01/26/2011 6:02:08 PM PST by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Depression, being found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is a disorder - gee, who’d of thunk???


7 posted on 01/26/2011 6:02:08 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: decimon
So...does eating junk food make us depressed or does being as big as a house make us depressed? These guys draw bad conclusions. Eating pig fat once in a while will surely make you happy. Just can't live on it. Moderation, folks.
8 posted on 01/26/2011 6:02:31 PM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: decimon

Who dreams up this crap.
I bet government grants are involved.


9 posted on 01/26/2011 6:02:38 PM PST by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards lying to me.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Like


10 posted on 01/26/2011 6:03:46 PM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: decimon

I never saw a person be grumpy after chowing down on a good rib steak!


11 posted on 01/26/2011 6:03:48 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass; decimon

Depression is neither a disease nor a disorder. It is an economic condition brought on by putting trans-factual policies in place, i.e. Obamanomics.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 6:06:49 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: decimon

Yeah, that’s why vegans are always so happy and cheerful.


13 posted on 01/26/2011 6:09:17 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: decimon
They look happy...

Smile

14 posted on 01/26/2011 6:09:28 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: decimon
"Bad eating can give you depression"

Or even worse, a case of the squirts.

I ate a cup of clam chowder at the airport restaurant in Rutland, VT in 1995 and was sick for a month.

Lost over 10 lbs. and have never eaten clam chowder since.

Just looking at them little oyster crackers things makes my bowels loose.

15 posted on 01/26/2011 6:12:51 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: decimon
trans-fats (fats present in artificial form in industrially-produced pastries and fast food...)

Almost every fast food restaurant in America is virtually trans-fat free. The food police busted down their doors and they all obediently complied. The food police demanded nutrition information and they all complied. Yet, somehow I doubt that any of them are going to get any credit for making "healthy" food.
16 posted on 01/26/2011 6:14:20 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: billorites

I’m glad you shared that with the rest of us.

Thank you


17 posted on 01/26/2011 6:17:39 PM PST by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards lying to me.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Ditto !


18 posted on 01/26/2011 6:19:38 PM PST by Mears
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To: Question Liberal Authority

The government should not be involved, but trans fats are really bad for you.

Eating healthy is not that hard. Cutting out trans fats, too much sugar, etc. is not that big of a deal. Sugar will cause depression.


19 posted on 01/26/2011 6:20:25 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: decimon

bad government is giving me depression...

and with a $20m government grant, i can prove it


20 posted on 01/26/2011 6:39:29 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: cowtowney
The government should not be involved, but trans fats are really bad for you.

I'm not disputing that. I'm saying there is almost no trans-fat in any fast food restaurant in America in the year 2011. It's all been purged. This notion that fast food is loaded with trans-fat is just flat-out not true any more. Burger King was the last hold-out and they stopped using trans-fat more than 2 years ago.

I worked at Burger King in the 1980's and we used vegetable shortening in the deep fryer, and margarine in the breakfast products. Those had trans-fat in them, but at the time, they were thought to be healthy fats, because they were not animal-based. (Some other restaurants used beef tallow, which was thought to be a step up from pig lard).
21 posted on 01/26/2011 7:03:12 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: billorites
Lost over 10 lbs. and have never eaten clam chowder since.

Too bad. 5 more bowls and you could have written a best-selling diet book.
22 posted on 01/26/2011 7:04:30 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: decimon

Gee, I thought it was bad government.


23 posted on 01/26/2011 7:14:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Feline_AIDS
What depressed person wants to spend the time to cook a healthy meal?

You are on to something. When my SADs kicks in I either eat what comes to hand or don't eat at all.

However I have found if I eat healthy (Light on refined sugar and refined flour, heavy on the lean meats and veggies) the rest of the time that the episodes seem to be lighter. Same with exercise. If I can get myself in the rhythm of light exercise daily SADs doesn't hit as hard or as heavy when it does hit.

The thing is that making those changes after depression hits is pretty close to impossible without help. You just don't care enough to do anything that takes any extra effort. However, bad eating, bad sleeping habits and no exercise will not cause depression. It just weakens you so you are more susceptible.

24 posted on 01/26/2011 7:22:33 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (When all you have is bolt cutters & vodka everything looks like the lock on Wolf Blitzer's boathouse)
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To: decimon

I think that eating a lot of crap food and not getting enough decent meat and protein can definitely make one depressed. I feel horrible when I eat junk carbs—I can’t think, I slow down, I get waterlogged, feel sluggish, etc.


25 posted on 01/26/2011 7:59:36 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

It really does not matter if its a disease or a disorder.
The reason Dr. call it a disease is because it fall into the definition of a disease.
1 Trearable
2 Predictable
3 Progressive.
Like i said names, definition really makes no difference. But it is real and can be deadly.


26 posted on 01/26/2011 8:11:35 PM PST by since1868 (I miss Pres Bush)
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To: ottbmare
I feel horrible when I eat junk carbs—I can’t think, I slow down, I get waterlogged, feel sluggish, etc.

I know what you mean. There was a time when going the low-carb route pulled me out of that and worse.

27 posted on 01/26/2011 8:29:53 PM PST by decimon
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To: donhunt
I bet government grants are involved

...not to mention alcohol and drugs. *<];-')

28 posted on 01/26/2011 9:50:53 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

SAD is a summer disease.

In the winter, I can kick back, read and FReep, and enjoy the long, dark nights, snuggled in a warm, comfy bed.

I have so much “extra” work to do in the summer, just the though depresses me:

Firewood cutting & splitting; fence mending; plowing, planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting; building/roofing repairs & painting; pruning; repairing/regrading the ranch roads....

Thank goodness the days are longer, or I’d never get it all done.


29 posted on 01/26/2011 10:03:06 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: since1868

Yes names do make a difference. People who get drunk are not the victims of a disease either.

The culture of excuses CAUSES these problems.


30 posted on 01/27/2011 5:42:31 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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