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Exploration of the association between dietary fiber intake and depressive symptoms in adults.

​Adopting a high-fiber diet may stack the odds of avoiding depression in favor of individuals.

​This study examined how regular intake of dietary fiber influences the risk of having symptoms of depression. Researchers evaluated data on the fiber intake levels and incidence of depression of a study population comprising of 16,807 men and women within or above the age of 20.

Researchers discovered that the greater the frequency of consumption of foods rich in fiber, such as cereals, fruits, and vegetables, the lower the odds of experiencing symptoms of depression. "Our study suggested that intakes of total fiber, vegetable fiber, and fruit fiber were inversely associated with depressive symptoms," concluded the authors.

Research Summary Information

  • 2018
  • Xu H, Li S, Song X, Li Z, Zhang D.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, The School of Public Health of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, The School of Public Health of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. Electronic address: Zhangdf1961@126.com.
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  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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