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Diet and lifestyle intervention on chronic moderate to severe depression and anxiety and other chronic conditions

This group study explored how an intervention of diet, lifestyle and behavior modification, including a plant-based diet, daily exercise and mindfulness techniques, would affect 500 adult men and women participants diagnosed with chronic moderate to severe depression and anxiety and other conditions during a 12 week period. An analysis of the health outcomes detailed in self-reported diary entries was carried out at the conclusion of the 12 week period. These reports noted improvements in depression, anxiety and all other conditions addressed by the study, with the majority of participants reporting substantial benefits. A six month follow up indicated that these benefits persisted in most of the participants. These results demonstrate that an intervention of diet, exercise, lifestyle and behavior modification may provide considerable benefits for moderate to severe depression and anxiety as well as other conditions.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S1744388117302694

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