TUCKING into a hamburger or hotdog could be just as bad for your mental health as your physical health, according to a new study.
Spanish researchers discovered those who ate junk food regularly were 51 per cent more likely to develop depression, compared to those who ate little or none.
The study – conducted by the universities of Granada and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – comprised 8,964 participants who had never been diagnosed with depression or taken anti-depressants.
They were assessed for an average of six months and 493 were diagnosed with depression or started to take anti-depressants.
“The more fast food you consume, the greater the risk of depression,” said researcher Almudena Sanchez-Villegas.
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