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Mediterranean diet associated with relief from depression symptoms 

For the new study, Jacka and her colleagues randomly assigned 67 patients suffering from a major depressive episode to receive seven one-hour meetings with a clinical dietitian, who promoted the Mediterranean diet, or seven one-hour "social support" sessions.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
It has been known for a long term that depression has a strong relationship to inflammation.  Although the Mediterranean diet has some anti-inflammatory properties, those can be enhanced by applying Zone Diet principles (calorie-restriction and improved macronutrient balance) coupled with increasing amounts of polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids that can further reduce neuroinflammation at therapeutic levels.

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