Teens Who Eat Lots of Fast Food and Avoid Fruits and Vegetables May Be More Likely to Have Depression
New research has found a diet high in sodium and low in potassium, like one with lots of fast food and few fresh fruits and vegetables, may be linked to more severe symptoms of depression in teens. For the study, published recently in the journal
, researchers looked at 76 middle school students in urban Alabama. They compared self-reported depression symptoms with the teen's sodium and potassium levels, measured by a urine test, over the course of a year and a half.
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