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    Title: Frequent consumption of vegetables predicts lower risk of depression in older Taiwanese – results of a prospective population-based study.
    Authors: 蔡仲弘;Alan, C.Tsai;Tsui-Lan Chang;Shu-Hwang Chi
    Contributors: 健康產業管理學系
    Keywords: Food consumption frequency;Depression;Fruits and vegetables;Elderly
    Date: 2011
    Issue Date: 2012-11-26 12:04:08 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: Objective The study evaluated the association between consumption frequencies of the major food categories and the risk of new depression four years later in older Taiwanese.
    Design A prospective cohort study with multistage random sampling. Logistic regression analysis evaluated the significance of the longitudinal associations of intake frequencies of the major food categories with future (4 years later) risk of new depression, controlled for possible confounding factors with or without adjustment for cognitive status.
    Setting Population-based free-living elderly.
    Subjects Men and women (n 1609) ≥65 years of age.
    Results In a regression model that controlled for demographic, socio-economic, lifestyle and disease/health-related variables but not cognitive status, both fruits (OR = 0·66, 95 % CI 0·45, 0·98, P = 0·038) and vegetables (OR = 0·38, 95 % CI 0·17, 0·86, P = 0·021) were protective against depressive symptoms 4 years later. However, when the same regression model was also adjusted for cognitive status, only vegetables (OR = 0·40, 95 % CI 0·17, 0·95, P = 0·039) were protective against depressive symptoms. Higher consumption of eggs was close to being significant in both regression models (P = 0·087 and 0·069, respectively). Other food categories including meat/poultry, fish, seafood, dairy, legumes, grains and tea showed no significant associations.
    Conclusions Results suggest that although confounding factors cannot be totally ruled out, more frequent consumption of vegetables seems to be protective against depressive symptoms in the elderly. Further studies are needed to elucidate the causal role and the mechanism of the association.
    Relation: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, 15(6):1087-1092.
    Appears in Collections:[Department of Healthcare Administration] Journal Article

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