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Rock Your Health: Got the sugar blues?

Nurse Leader Insider, November 19, 2015

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By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP

Depression is predicted to be the second-leading burden on society among all diseases by the year 2020. At the same time, global consumption of refined high glycemic index (GI) foods is steadily rising and there is some evidence that these trends may be related.

A study I recently came across in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that the incidence of depression in postmenopausal women may be linked to an increased consumption of high glycemic index foods, added sugars, and refined grains (Gangwisch, J., et al. High glycemic index diet as a risk factor for depression: analyses from the Women's Health Initiative. Am J Clin Nutr doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.103846).

Now that we are entering what may be termed the Sugar Season, it is a good time to pay attention to this message. Ask yourself these questions:

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