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Harvard Finds Inflammatory Dietary Pattern Linked to Depression among Women

Women whose diet includes more foods that trigger inflammation – like sugar-sweetened or diet soft drinks, refined grains, red meat, and margarine – and fewer foods that restrain inflammation – like wine, coffee, olive oil, and green leafy and yellow vegetables – have up to a 41 percent greater risk of being diagnosed with depression than those who eat mostly the less inflammatory diet, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.