Vegans Report Higher Depression and Anxiety Than Meat Eaters: Analysis

Susan S. Johnson

A meat-free diet is linked to higher levels of depression and anxiety than omnivorous eating, according to a recent analysis in the journal Food Science and Nutrition.

That analysis examined 20 studies on meat consumption and mental health, and found an association between vegetarianism or veganism and poorer mental-health outcomes.

“How many people have you met that are both happy and diet all the time?” Urska Dobersek, a psychologist at the University of Southern Indiana who co-authored the analysis, told Insider. “Probably very few — and there is a strong, scientific reason for that — restrictive

Read More