Vegetarians show higher rates of depression, says study
People who are totally vegetarian or are on a vegan diet show higher chances of suffering signs of depression, according to new study.
The study looked at nutritional deficiencies and said that there were significant signs of depression in people who call themselves vegetarian or vegan.
Some of the deficiencies they had were key fats and vitamins like B12.
The paper was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
It found a major relationship between symptoms of depression and a vegetarian diet even when accounting for other factors linked to higher rates of depression like family history of mental health problems, employment status and alcohol consumption.