Can eating seafood reduce depression?

As January comes to a close, I discovered a recent podcast from the University of Florida that looks at the link between eating seafood and a lessened risk for depression. Here is an excerpt from the program's transcript:

A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology found that eating seafood is linked to a 17 percent reduced risk of depression. To conduct the study, the research team analyzed data from relevant studies published between 2001 and 2014. They focused on 16 studies, including data from more than 150,000 patients. Most of the people the researchers analyzed were from Europe and North America. Results showed there was a 20 percent reduced risk of depression in men and a 16 percent reduced risk in women who ate seafood on a regular basis.

Depression is the world’s leading cause of disability, affecting an estimated 350 million people. By 2020, depression is also predicted to become the world’s second-leading cause of disease. This studies findings are certainly worth considering as these winter months continue.