Nutritional Aspects of Depression in Adolescents – A Systematic Review

Year Published: 2019


Int J Prev Med


Preeti Khanna, Vijay K. Chattu, and Bani T. Aeri


In this systematic review, authors examined the potential of nutrition to modulate the effects of depression in adolescents. A total of 56 studies were included in the analysis and the nutritional factors that play a role in depression were discussed.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that several healthy foods like olive oil, fish, nuts, and legumes were inversely associated with risk of depression and may improve symptoms. On the contrary, high intakes of fried foods, sugar sweetened beverages, and processed meats may increase depression risk.