Most flicks that have a breakup in them have the girl or boy immerse him or herself in alcohol and eating junk food. Ok, maybe Twilight is an exception but then again, drinking or salt isn’t a vampire’s favorite food.
New research shows that your mental state is often determined by the food you eat. According to these fast food statistics, those who consume fast foods and sweets were more likely to be predisposed to depression than those who eat little of such foods.
Not committing to a conclusion, Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, researcher at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain is of the view that the intake of these foods must be controlled as they can seriously affect the mental, physical and emotional well being of the individual.
The study started off by selecting about 9000 subjects who had no signs of depression. The participants were required to report on their dietary intake specifically fast food items. Over a period of a few years, the group reported almost 500 subjects had suffered some form of depression that required medication.
Similar results were also found in a study published in the journal PLoS ONE in January of last year which reported a 42 percent risk increase in cases of those who consumed a fast food diet.
The study also revealed that the depressed and junk food lifestyle brought along other characteristics such as being a chain smoker or working 45 hours a week.
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