Western dietary patterns have been linked to increased risk for mental disorders

The association between depression and being overweight/obese is known, but this new research led by Professor Wendy Oddy from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research of University of Tasmania and involving participants from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort Study, focused on a possible biological pathway.

The study found that diet and obesity were linked to inflammation and mental health problems. This study and the CNP Research summary of this study can be found in the CNP Parent Research Library under the Diet, Depression and Anxiety Research Category. 

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