Vegetarians who eat more processed foods are at higher risk of developing depression, a new study finds. Those with diets high in fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes & whole grains were found to be at lower risk of depression compared to fellow vegans & vegetarians with low quality diets.

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Alternatively, people who have the time, money, and energy to buy and prepare fresh food tend to be less depressed than people who rely on quick, easy, cheap food.


Those with lower income have a higher likelihood of eating processed food?


Doesn’t that hold true for anyone regardless of their diet?


The title is misleading because it implies causation. From the study: > First, the study had a cross-sectional design, and therefore causation cannot be implied.


What if people with depression cant leave the house because their depressed and therefore have to fall back on processed foods?