November 5, 2009 — Patients who consume a diet rich in high-fat dairy products and fried, refined, and sugary foods are at increased risk of developing depression, whereas those whose diet is rich in fish, fruit, and vegetables are at lower risk of developing depression, a new study shows.

Although other research has looked at the relationship between single nutrients and depression, this is the first study to investigate the effect of dietary patterns on depression.

The results suggest that diet should be considered a potential target for the prevention of depressive disorders, said the study’s lead author…  Click to read the article at Medscape (free membership required)