The findings of a study published in the Journal of Public Health Nutrition indicate that eating junk food on a regular basis can lead to regular feelings of depression.

Dig it: "People who often ate hamburgers, hot dogs, and pizza are 51 percent more likely to develop depression than those who rarely or never ate them."

Over a period of six months, scientists studied almost 9,000 folks who had never been diagnosed with depression. Serve up enough misery meals and watch that change.

After the six months were up 493 participants had been diagnosed with depression. Now, they'll regularly turn to junk food for fading glimmers of the happy lives they once led. Good job, science. Keep finding things out!

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[via Telegraph UK]