Are Soda Drinkers More Likely to Become Depressed? – Fitbie.com
…However, New York City-based dietitian and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans cautions that there are many factors outside of your Diet Coke can that could contribute to depression, including overall health, diet, and frequency of exercise. “If somebody’s drinking a lot of soda, it might mean his overall diet isn’t the healthiest,” she says. “Look at your diet soda intake and what it’s replacing. If it’s replacing a nutritious beverage like milk or water, it might not be the best drink of choice, but an occasional diet soda won’t kill you.”
Now for the good news: Drinking coffee was associated with lower risk of developing depression. Participants who guzzled four cups of java a day were 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with depression than non-coffee drinkers.
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