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Is meat consumption associated with depression? A meta-analysis of observational studies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, December 2017
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Title
Is meat consumption associated with depression? A meta-analysis of observational studies
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1540-7
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Authors

Yi Zhang, Ye Yang, Ming-sheng Xie, Xiang Ding, Hui Li, Zhi-chen Liu, Shi-fang Peng

Abstract

A number of epidemiological studies have examined the effect of meat consumption on depression. However, no conclusion has been reached. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between meat consumption and depression. The electronic databases of PUBMED and EMBASE were searched up to March 2017, for observational studies that examined the relationship between meat consumption and depression. The pooled odds ratio (OR) for the prevalence of depression and the relative risk (RR) for the incidence of depression, as well as their corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI), were calculated respectively (the highest versus the lowest category of meat consumption). A total of eight observational studies (three cross-sectional, three cohort and two case-control studies) were included in this meta-analysis. Specifically, six studies were related to the prevalence of depression, and the overall multi-variable adjusted OR suggested no significant association between meat consumption and the prevalence of depression (OR = 0.89, 95% CI: 0.65 to 1.22; P = 0.469). In contrast, for the three studies related to the incidence of depression, the overall multi-variable adjusted RR evidenced an association between meat consumption and a moderately higher incidence of depression (RR = 1.13, 95% CI: 1.03 to 1.24; P = 0.013). Meat consumption may be associated with a moderately higher risk of depression. However, it still warrants further studies to confirm such findings due to the limited number of prospective studies.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 17%
Student > Master 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Researcher 4 8%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 13 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 12%
Neuroscience 4 8%
Psychology 4 8%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 18 35%

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