‘What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,’ says Felice Jacka, a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?
New clinical trial data seems to suggest certain supplements will not help the prevention of depression. However, FAB's Dr Alex Richardson warns that the study in question has several serious limitations, and some coverage may be over-stating the findings.
Two recent studies have received a lot of attention for showing the significant role that diet can play in treating depression - the SMILES trial and the HELFIMED study.
As evidence mounts for the existence of the gut-brain axis, nutritional psychiatry has emerged as a promising research field within the food and nutrition community.
Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.
We are what we eat, and the brain is the most energy hungry organ in the body, surpassing even the heart. Surely our diets affect our thinking and our moods. But how do we prove it, and then what do we do about it?
Researchers have found that taking some nutritional supplements — such as omega-3 fish oil and Vitamin D — could increase the efficacy of antidepressants among people who suffer from clinical depression.
Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaborative study has revealed.
Adolescents who eat unhealthily are more likely to develop mental health problems than those with good diets, a new study has found