Depression, inflammation, frailty syndrome, and diet

An association between depression, diet, and the onset of frailty was discovered in a recent study that was published in The Journal of Gerontology:  Affecting 10-15% of older persons,

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 frailty is characterized as an identifiable state of heightened vulnerability brought on by a loss in function across several physiological systems.

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 It frequently co-occurs with other medical problems, such as depression. The development of frailty is thought to be significantly influenced by diet. 

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 refined carbohydrates and saturated fats contribute to inflammation in the body, this is one of the first studies to attempt to understand depression affects

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Anti Inflammatory diet

The goal of the study was to ascertain whether people who experience depressed symptoms are more prone to developing frailty in response to dietary inflammation.

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Data from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort were used in the study. The 1,701 non-frail participants provided baseline information on their diet and

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mental symptoms and were tracked for approximately 11 years before their frailty status was reevaluated. 

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Inflammatory food was linked to an increased risk of frailty, according to the study, and this link was somewhat stronger in people who had depressive symptoms.

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 depressive symptoms frequently have a high level of inflammation, adding dietary inflammation to that level could hasten the onset of frailty.

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depressed symptoms may make people more disposed to becoming feeble,as a result of eating an inflammatory diet.

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If we eating a diet high in anti-inflammatory substances may reduce the onset of frailty.

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middle-aged and older persons who consume a pro-inflammatory diet are more likely to simultaneously acquire frailty and depression symptoms than they are to do so separately.

eating a Mediterranean-style diet may prevent the onset of frailty.a pro-inflammatory diet increased the risk of frailty development.

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the connection between dietary inflammation, depression, and frailty."Increasing intake of fruits and

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vegetables that are high in fibre, flavonoids, and other dietary antioxidants may be even more crucial for individuals who are depressed."

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