FAB RESEARCH COMMENT:
This large-scale population study found that moderate
meat consumption (compared with either high or low meat consumption) was associated with the lowest risks for both depressive symptoms and heart disease.
These findings were also more promounced in women than in men.
This was a high-quality 'prospective' study, involving 10-year follow-up of a representative sample of apparently healthy adults from the Athens area in Greece.
The results are important in illustrating that any physical and mental health benefits from so-called 'plant-based' diets are likely to be confined to those that reduce, rather than eliminate, meat and other animal-derived foods.
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