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By On January 17th, 2013

Decrease Your Risk For Depression By Cutting Out Soda

A study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th annual meeting suggests that those who imbibe a high number of “sweetened drinks”, specifically soda, are at a higher risk of depression.

Those at the greatest risk were individuals drinking at least four cans of diet soda, but even those drinking four cups of coffee were shown to have a greater risk of depression. The results of the study are just another in a growing trend showing how diet affects mental health.

Oddly, the study specifically states that it is the sweeteners in this drinks that causes the elevated risk of depression, but makes no mention of how the high intake of caffeine affects mental health.

Be sure to read the article at The British Psychological Society for more information.

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