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Dietary Fiber & Depression Association Partially Explained by Gut-Brain Interactions

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

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Fiber is a commonly recommended part of a healthy diet. That’s because it’s good for your health in so many ways—from weight management to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. A new study also finds that it might be linked with a reduced risk of depression, especially in premenopausal women. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Depression is a common and serious mental health condition that not only affects a person’s ability to perform daily ...