There is a link between pasta and depression for women according to a new study. WebProNews shared the highlights of the recent study and its findings on Oct. 29.
The study comes via the journal “Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.” Researchers spent more than a decade tracking 43,000 women when it came to their diet and health. None of the women had depression at the beginning of the study. Over time, data from the study indicated a link between pasta and depression.
Those women who consumed fatty red meat, refined grains and soft drinks were 29 to 41 percent more likely to experience depression. The data also shows that those foods indicated a link to increased inflammation, which can be associated with cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease in addition to depression.
On the other hand, there are foods that seem to help reduce inflammation and depression. Wine, olive oil and coffee show good results, as do vegetables like leafy greens, sweet potatoes and carrots. While woman may not be all that excited to embrace the results coming out from the latest study that links pasta and depression, the data is compelling.