Study Says Vegetarians Depressed Twice As Often As Meat-Eaters

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A new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders shows that vegetarians have depressive episodes twice as often as meat eaters. The study, conducted by Brazilian researchers, surveyed 14,216 people aged 35 to 74 years old over a six-month period using a tool used to diagnose common mental health disorders.

“Depressive episodes are more prevalent in individuals who do not eat meat, independently of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors.” The study says that “nutrient deficiencies do not explain this association,” and also says the scientists say they don’t understand why the effect happens.

Source: New York Post

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