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Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University (USA) have discovered that chemicals used in the preparation of meat products increase the risk of mania. Article researchers published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, press release available on the website MedicalXpress.
Experts analyzed data collected in 2007-2017 years, the health and diet of 1101 persons in the age from 18 to 65 years who were healthy or suffered from a mental illness. It turned out that the patients with manic syndrome is 3.5 times more likely to consume meat than people without the disorder. While scientists have not found the Association of diet with other diseases such as bipolar disorder, schizoaffective psychosis or depression.
Experiments on rats showed that the addition of nitrates, which are used in the canning of meat products, in just two weeks cause animals hyperactivity characteristic of mania.
Manic syndrome this is a condition with symptoms such as persistent elevated mood (hyperthymia), movement and mental stimulation. Often the attacks of the disease are observed together with bipolar disorder, in addition, the syndrome may be caused by medication, drugs and even develop after surgery.
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