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If you want to ensure that you are less plagued by depression and gloom through your diet, try to get vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and tea every day. According to a Chinese epidemiological study among people over 65, such a diet reduces the risk of depressive symptoms.
Researchers at Peking University tried to formulate an answer to that question. They used the data of 12,192 Chinese over-65s collected in 2018 in the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey.
The study participants had answered a questionnaire that the researchers used to determine how much they were bothered by depressive symptoms. The study participants also reported what they ate, and the epidemiologists used this information to determine the variation and completeness of their diet in three different ways.
An optimal DDI meant that the study participants consumed not only vegetables, but also fruits, beans, nuts, meat, eggs, dairy, tea and grains every day.
2 Protein Enriched Diet Diversity Index (PEDDI)
3 Anti-Inflammatory Diet Diversity Index (AIDDI)
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"Specifically, this study highlights the significance of adopting a diversified diet, with a special emphasis on promoting the consumption of anti-inflammatory diets, which can decrease the incidence of depression in older persons."