An American research study has linked the types of drinks consumed by people with the risk of developing symptoms of depression.
The study of over ten thousand people began in 1995 with a study into the drinking habits of American people; researchers contacted the research subjects ten years later and noted the high level of depression symptoms in some interviewee’s.
Drinking four cans of soda, particularly diet versions of the drinks made consumers 30 percent more likely to show signs of depression than those who did not drink large amounts of the beverage.
The study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Environmental Health Services and the National Cancer Institute also showed drinking four cups of fruit punch daily raised the chances of depression by 38 percent.
In the opposite direction subjects who drank four cups of coffee daily were less likely to develop depression symptoms; subjects who drank coffee were reported to be 10 percent less likely to show signs of depression.