1. A recent study conducted at the University of Alabama (published in the journal Critical Reviews) revealed A vegetarian or vegan diet could actually increase the chances of depression.
2. The researchers looked at 18 different studies, examining more than 160,257 people while looking for links between their mental state and their dietary preference.
3. They were able to conclude that vegetarians and vegans had a considerably higher rate of risk, depression, anxiety, and self-harm.
4. The study indicates that not consuming meat could be a ‘behavioral marker’ that indicates people are living with poor mental health.
5. The researchers, however, do mention the fact that to prove this, a lot more research is necessary, to back it up.