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- The more that a person’s daily calories come from ultra-processed foods, the more likely they are to experience depression long-term, a new study suggests.
- The association between these foods and depression persisted regardless of sex, body mass index, age, marital status, social living situation, or level of physical activity.
- Australia’s population gets a high percentage of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods, but residents of the United States and the United Kingdom residents get even more.
According to a new study from Australia, whose results appear in the Journal of Affective Disorders, people who consume a diet high in ultra-processed foods are more likely to experience depression as much as a decade later.
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