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Can what we eat affect how we feel?

Most Americans are overfed in calories yet starved of the vital array of micronutrients that our brains need

Richard Schiffman | NYT 

The patient, a 48-year-old real estate professional in treatment for anxiety and mild depression, revealed that he had eaten three dozen oysters over the weekend. His psychiatrist, Drew Ramsey, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, was impressed: “You’re the only person I’ve prescribed them to who came back and said he ate 36!” Ramsey, the author of several books that address food and mental health, is a big fan of oysters. They are rich in vitamin B12, he said, which studies suggest may help to reduce brain shrinkage. They are also ...

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First Published: Sat, March 30 2019. 23:00 IST