Kids with higher levels of B vitamins had less depression

In a B-vitamin study, researchers measured the diets and symptoms of depression in 6,517 girls and boys, aged 12 to 15. About two boys in 10 and three girls in 10 had depressive symptoms. Compared to those with the lowest levels, girls and boys with the highest levels of folate had about 40 percent fewer depressive symptoms. Girls and boys who consumed the most vitamin B6 had 27 percent fewer depressive symptoms, and girls who got the most riboflavin had 15 percent fewer symptoms, compared to those who got the least of these nutrients. 

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