Mediterranean Diet Prevents Depression

A study involving over 10,000 people suggests that the Mediterranean diet effectively reduces the inflammatory proteins that are raised in patients with depression.  The diet is high in olive oil, which increases the amount of serotonin in the body.  The mechanism of action in most anti-depressant drugs is to increase the amount of serotonin available to the brain.

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