Why Diet Might Be a Big Deal for Mental Health

Depression is a common mental health disorder and is estimated to affect 350 million people worldwide (1). It is expected to be the worldโ€™s second leading cause of disease burden by the year 2020. Depression is associated with decreased productivity, poor psychosocial outcomes, and decreased quality of life and well-being (2). In addition, health care services to manage this condition cost governments billions of dollars each year (1). In view of its public health impacts, there is a need for new approaches to prevent depression or to delay its progression