A brief #diet intervention can reduce symptoms of #depression in young adults – A randomised controlled trial

There is strong epidemiological evidence that poor diet is associated with depression. The reverse has also been shown, namely that eating a healthy diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and lean meat, is associated with reduced risk of depression No such RCTs have been performed in young adults. Young adults with elevated levels of depression symptoms and who habitually consume a poor diet were randomly … Continue reading A brief #diet intervention can reduce symptoms of #depression in young adults – A randomised controlled trial

Dog Ownership and #Survival A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Dog ownership has been associated with decreased cardiovascular risk. Recent reports have suggested an association of dog companionship with lower blood pressure levels, improved lipid profile, and diminished sympathetic responses to stress. Dog ownership was associated with a 24% risk reduction for all-cause mortality as compared to nonownership (relative risk, 0.76; 95% CI, 0.67–0.86) with 6 studies demonstrating significant reduction in the risk of death. … Continue reading Dog Ownership and #Survival A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis