Women who reduce lamb and beef in their diets are more likely to suffer depression, according to the new study.:
The Telegraph: Red meat halves risk of depression
The team made the link after a study of 1000 Australian women. Professor Felice Jacka, who led the research by Deakin University, Victoria, said: "We had originally thought that red meat might not be good for mental health but it turns out that it actually may be quite important. When we looked at women consuming less than the recommended amount of red meat in our study, we found that they were twice as likely to have a diagnosed depressive or anxiety disorder as those consuming the recommended amount."
The results of the study are published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. The Department of Health recommends consuming no more than 70g of red meat a day - the equivalent of a Big Mac burger.