Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Carbohydrate Rumour

Rumour: In adults, carbohydrate-rich foods are associated with depressive symptoms.

Truth: This is true but, it also depends.

An observational study published in the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrated that in adults aged 55 or over, those that consumed a diet high in carbohydrate-rich foods were more likely to experience depressive symptoms and moreover, that a carbohydrate-rich diet could be a factor in the development of depression. Alternatively, researchers found that individuals that consumed a diet high in dietary fibre, with lots of fruits and vegetables, were less likely to experience these depressive symptoms.

Reference

  1. Gopinath B, Flood VM, Burlutksy G, Louie JC, Mitchell P. Association between carbohydrate nutrition and prevalence of depressive symptoms in older adults. Br J Nutr. 2016;116(12):2109-2114. doi:10.1017/S0007114516004311
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