According to a study appearing in the Journal of Nutrition (2010; 140(2): 338-47) there may be a connection between low folate levels and depression. The 1,681 subjects were between the ages of 30 and 64 years in the population-based, cross-sectional study. It was found that men with the highest levels of serum folate had a nearly 40% reduced score on the Center of Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale. Folic acid is found in fresh produce; the terms folic acid or folate refer to the word “foliage”. It was found that improving the diet to include more folate-rich foods in men, but not in women.