Effect of the Mediterranean diet on Depression by Prof Michael Berk
- September 04, 2020
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Prof Michael Berk is the Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University. He is a past President of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders and the Australasian Society of Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. In addition, he holds several honorary professorial research fellowships. Prof Berk has published over 800 papers and has received several national and international awards, including the Brain and Behaviour Foundation Colvin prize.
• A poor-quality diet increases your risk of depression and a good quality diet is protective.
• A traditional Mediterranean diet reduces a person’s risk of developing depression by 30%.
• A low dietary inflammatory index reduces a person’s risk of developing depression by 30%.