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A healthy diet to improve your mood: A role for the microbiome



A healthy diet to improve your mood: A role for the microbiome

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A healthy diet to improve your mood: A role for the microbiome
Friday, November 22nd at 6pm
Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450

Presented on the occasion of the 4th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. The theme of this year's Italian Cuisine Week, which will take place from November 18-24, 2019, is Food Education: The Culture of Taste. This yearly initiative was developed to promote Italian culinary traditions and food-and- wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture.

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Professor Graziano Pinna, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago will speak on how a healthy diet of fruit, vegetables, fish and lean meat can improve depression. He will discuss clinical studies that were conducted on individuals suffering from depression, who changed their diet for only few weeks and improved their mood. These landmark clinical studies mark the first evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of a healthy diet as an antidepressant. “A variety of studies demonstrate that an unhealthy diet can lead one to the risks of depression and how to the contrary, a healthy diet can lead one to less of a risk for developing this illness or even treat depression symptoms," stated Neuroscientist Graziano Pinna in an interview with ANSA.

Prof. Pinna will show the impact of the gut microbiome and how a healthy diet facilitates the production of brain-active modulators and ultimately play an important role in reducing depression symptoms. As a final suggestion, during his talk, he will present evidence for improving your mood with a simple healthy practice, including good food and physical exercise.

Free and open to the public


Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 500 N Michigan Ave,