Early Life Exposure to Famine Can Lead to Depression


From Medical Xpress: “New research from the University of Georgia reveals that exposure to famine during specific moments in early life is associated with depression later in life.

‘Nutrition deprivation and stress are important risk factors for depression particularly during periods in early life,’ said lead author Changwei Li, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UGA’s College of Public Health.”

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  1. Famine is also a way to introduce nutrient dependencies in susceptible individuals, such as to B1 and B3, leading to a need of persistently increased quantities of the appropriate nutrients in order to avoid deficiency symptoms, which frequently include depression.