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Mushrooms Can Help Lower Risks Of Depression, Say Scientists In New Study

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A study into mushroom consumption and mental health has garnered positive results, thanks to research from Penn State College of Medicine
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Mushrooms have been found to benefit mental health in a new US study.

Penn State College of Medicine reveals that fungi may help reduce the risk of developing depression.

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For the study, Mushroom intake and depression: A population-based study using data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, data was collected from the diets of 24,699 adults in the US over the course of a decade.

Those who ate mushrooms had lower odds of having depression, the researchers found.

This is because mushrooms contain ergothioneine, which is an antioxidant that may protect against tissue damage in the body. According to ScienceDaily, studies show that antioxidants such as this help prevent several mental illnesses.…
Emily Baker
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