NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
January 2, 2017
Dear Steve, 

Happy New Year! Hope you all had happy and healthy holidays.

DID YOU KNOW that more than half of Americans make New Year's resolutions, but only 8 percent of those succeed in meeting their goals? Most of you who read this newsletter have your core wellness fundamentals in place and simply need to activate them once again.

As always, we are here to help every way we can.


Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Diet and Depression
Bonnie and Steve: A new study from the December issue of Appetite suggests a positive association of diet and obesity with depression. 

Researchers have examined several diet-mood hypotheses, including investigating the extent to which carbohydrates may impact mood. This team focused on how glycemic load, an indicator for how fast carbohydrates turn into sugar, impacted mood in healthy adults.

Mood was assessed with the Profile of Mood States (POMS); tension-anxiety, depression-dejection, anger-hostility, vigor-activity, fatigue-inertia, and confusion-bewilderment, total mood disturbance, and negative affect (NA) in addition to the Center for Epidemiological Studies - Depression (CES-D) scale.

The consumption of the high-glycemic load diet resulted in a 38% higher score for depressive symptoms on the CES-D compared to the low-glycemic load diet as well as 55% higher score for total mood disturbance, and 26% higher score for fatigue/inertia. Overweight/obese participants had 40% higher scores on the CES-D scale compared to healthy weight participants.

Focusing on limiting high-glycemic load foods, and incorporating more low-glycemic foods, can help with depression symptoms, overall mood, and fatigue.

If you would like this list of glycemic foods, you can order our Blood Sugar Balance Action Plan at our website, or NCI Well Connect Members can order their free copy by email request.
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Have a happy, healthy day,

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