Preteens are known for their defiant attitudes and mood swings, while new research shows a much more disturbing characteristic has been on the rise and one of the culprits may be fast food.
Researchers in Alabama analyzed a group of middle schoolers.
The study found diets that included too much sodium from highly-processed fast foods may lead to poor mental health and even depression.
Health experts encourage teenagers to include potassium-rich foods in their diets, such as fruits and vegetables, to maintain a better sense of well-being and improved mental health.
Study: Unhealthy preteen diets may lead to poor mental health