UK Study: Vegetarians Most At Risk To Suffer Depression
A UK study has found that vegetarians are twice as likely to suffer from depression than those who consume meat.
The British University study looked at 10,000 people in England and found that vegetarians were at extremely high risk of developing depression due to dangerously low vitamin and mineral levels, which researchers say has a direct impact on mental health.
CBS Philly reports: The 350 committed vegetarians who participated in the study had a higher average depression score when compared to the meat-eaters, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
The vegetarians’ diet tended to feature lower vitamin B12 consumption, as well as greater intake of nuts that contain omega-6 fatty acids, which have been linked with an increased risk of mental health problems.