Journal article

Alterations in mood after changing to a low-fat diet

AS Wells, NW Read, JDE Laugharne, NS Ahluwalia

BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION | C A B INTERNATIONAL | Published : 1998

Abstract

The effects on mood of reducing dietary fat while keeping the energy constant were examined in ten male and ten female healthy volunteers aged between 20 and 37 years. Each volunteer consumed a diet containing 41% energy as fat for 1 month. For the second month half of the subjects changed to a low-fat diet (25% energy from fat) and the remainder continued to eat the diet containing 41% energy from fat. Changes in mood and blood lipid concentrations were assessed before, during and at the end of the study. Profile of mood states (POMS) ratings of anger-hostility significantly increased in the intervention group after 1 month on the low-fat diet, while during the same period there was a sligh..

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