A higher fruit and vegetable consumption appears to reduce the risk of depression

In May 2018 researchers from Iran published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the association between fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of depression. A total of 18 studies on fruit, vegetables and/or total fruit and vegetable consumption in relation to depression were included in the review. Results showed that a higher consumption of either fruit and vegetables was associated with a reduced risk of depression. In fact for each 100-g increase in intake there was an associated 3 % reduction in risk of depression.

Saghafian F et al. Fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of depression: accumulative evidence from an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. Br J Nutr. 2018 May;119(10):1087-1101

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