Update on Diet

Australian research has examined the association between the dietary inflammatory index (DII), which was developed specifically to measure the inflammatory potential of food, and the risk of depression in the middle-aged women. A total of 6438 women with a mean age of 52 years were followed-up via five surveys over 12 years (2001–2013) – as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.  Women with the most anti-inflammatory diet had a 20% reduced risk of developing depression as compared to women with the most pro-inflammatory diet.

Shivappa, N et al. Association between inflammatory potential of diet and risk of depression in middle-aged women: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. British Journal of Nutrition, Published online: 08 August 2016