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Grapefruit chemicals added to the arsenal against  depression

A study conducted by Dr Giulio Pasinetti and colleagues of Icahn School of medicine at Mount Sinai have shown that grape-derived chemicals namely, dihydrocaffeic acid and malvidin-3'-O-glucoside could be explored as options for treatment of depression. These chemicals tested in mice promoted benefits in models of depression in mice including decreasing signs of inflammation and deleterious brain plasticity. This study indicates the need to identify new mechanisms of depression like inflammation and develop strategies against them.

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