How is dietary patterns related to PTSD?

People with mental disorders may be at increased risk of nutritional deficiencies due to poor diet. Poor diet is a major and modifiable cause of comorbid conditions, including metabolic syndrome and obesity. During pregnancy, it also contributes to the risk of developmental problems in the foetus.

What is the evidence for dietary patterns in people with PTSD?

Moderate quality evidence found there may be increased rates of poor dietary patterns in people with PTSD, although the evidence is very inconsistent.

August 2021

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