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Table 2 Baseline daily food consumption and nutrient intake of subjects self-reporting depression, anxiety or insomnia, and all three or none of the symptoms.

From: Food and nutrient intake in relation to mental wellbeing

  Depressed mood
(n = 4314)
Anxiety
(n = 6498)
Insomnia
(n = 5550)
All three symptoms
(n = 1670)
No symptoms
(n = 19116)
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Fish (g) 39.3 30.2 39.9 30.2 40.1 30.3 40.3 32.9 39.3 29.8
Milk (g) 212 315 203 316 226 321 219 325 220 322
Coffee (ml) 595 374 601 372 567 364 583 382 609 349
Meat (g) 78.0 38.4 80.2 38.8 77.6 38.6 78.0 37.8 78.6 37.2
Vegetables (g) 256 103 264 104 253 104 255 106 263 101
Margarine (g) 11.5 21.1 11.5 20.8 10.7 20.3 11.8 21.3 10.2 19.8
Carbohydrate (g) 308 97.7 309 96.8 300 96.7 304 97.6 303 94.0
Protein (g) 105 30.6 105 30.2 103 31.2 105 31.6 103 28.9
Fat (g) 125 41.8 125 41.8 123 42.2 125 43.4 122 40.6
Sugar (g) 38.5 27.5 38.3 28.0 36.9 26.7 37.7 27.6 38.1 26.5
Lysine (g) 6.42 1.97 6.44 1.95 6.37 2.01 6.44 2.04 6.30 1.86
Serine (g) 4.12 1.31 4.27 1.30 4.22 1.33 4.28 1.35 4.18 1.24
Tryptophan (g) 1.28 0.38 1.29 0.38 1.27 0.39 1.29 0.40 1.26 0.36
Omega-3 fatty acids (total) (g) 2.21 0.93 2.24 0.92 2.16 0.92 2.23 0.97 2.14 0.87
Omega-3 fatty acids (from fish) (g) 0.47 0.28 0.48 0.29 0.48 2.89 0.49 0.30 0.46 0.28
Omega-3 fatty acids (from vegetables) (g) 1.77 0.82 1.79 0.80 1.70 0.80 1.77 0.86 1.70 0.77
Omega-6 fatty acids (g) 10.12 6.82 10.14 6.70 9.70 6.65 10.17 7.05 9.44 6.31
Omega-6/omega-3 ratio 4.47 2.00 4.45 2.01 4.41 2.03 4.50 2.30 4.34 1.85
Folic acid (μg) 342 106 344 105 335 106 340 107 336 103
Vitamin D (μg) 5.59 3.21 5.65 3.18 5.60 3.18 5.72 3.23 5.45 3.08