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Sugar rush? No, sugar causes depression

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Some consume sugar as a guilty pleasure to get an instant boost—but it could be doing the very reverse.

New research has discovered that sugar increases the chances of depression, and for every 100g of sugar we consume a day, we raise the risk by 28 percent.

Overall, major sugar consumers were a third more likely to suffer from depression than those who had very little in their diet, researchers from the Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine found after tracking a group of around 18,400 people.

They analysed the diets of the participants and worked out their sugar intake from the food and drinks they consumed every day.

The researchers suspect that a high-sugar diet could be disrupting the gut microbiome, which regulates our health, including our mental wellbeing.

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References
BMC Psychiatry, 2024; 24: 110
Article Topics: Depression, Mental health, sugar
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