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BeNEFIT: Bringing e-Health Nutrition Education to populations For Improved depression Treatment

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Bringing e-Health Nutrition Education to populations For Improved depression Treatment: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Why is this important?
Substantial observational evidence supports the association between adherence to a healthy diet and lower depression risk1. We have shown improving diet quality through a Mediterranean diet leads to reduced depressive symptoms in clinical depression compared with a social control2. Large scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are required to confirm these findings.

How are we doing this study?
With the help of new partners in Switzerland, Cureous, we are running an online RCT of the intervention and measuring dietary change and mood symptom change along the way.

What are we hoping to find?
Given what we know about depression and diet to date we hope this trial we further support that dietary intervention can improve depression symptoms.