Journal article

Testing the Effects of Dietary Seafood Consumption on Depressive Symptoms

Maximus Berger, G Paul Amminger, Robyn McDermott, Paul C Guest, Zoltan Sarnyai, PC Guest (ed.)

CLINICAL AND PRECLINICAL MODELS FOR MAXIMIZING HEALTHSPAN | HUMANA PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

This chapter presents a protocol for assessing the effects dietary seafood consumption on depressive symptoms. We designed a cross-sectional study of 206 participants recruited in two Torres Strait Island communities. Depressive symptoms were assessed using the adapted Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (aPHQ-9), diet was analyzed with a structured questionnaire, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid concentrations were measured via a capillary dried blood spot system, and plasma levels of triglycerides and cholesterol were measured by gas-phase chromatography. Finally, we tested the relationship between seafood consumption, blood lipid concentrations, and depression scores using independent samples t-..

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