Vegetarian diet is inversely associated with prevalence of depression in middle-older aged South Asians in the United States

Year Published: 2019


Ethn Health


Jin Y, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM, Talegawkar SA


The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between vegetarian diets and depression in South Asians living in the United States. The study included data from 892 South Asians.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Among vegetarians, there was a 43% lower odds of depression. Authors conclude that vegetarian diets were inversely associated with the prevalence of depression in this population.