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Nine out of 10 children still don’t eat enough vegetables

The amount of whole fruit* children, 2-18 years old, ate increased by 67% from 2003 to 2010 and replaced fruit juice as the main contributor of fruit to children’s diets. Experts recommend that most fruit come from whole fruit, rather...

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Unhealthy diets now pose a greater risk to morbidity and mortality than unsafe sex, alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined

According to the EAT-Lancet Commission Summary Report, "There is substantial scientific evidence that links diets with human health and environmental sustainability. Yet the absence of globally agreed scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production has hindered large-scale and...

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Western dietary patterns have been linked to increased risk for mental disorders

The association between depression and being overweight/obese is known, but this new research led by Professor Wendy Oddy from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research of University of Tasmania and involving participants from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort Study, focused...

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Globally, one in five deaths are associated with poor diet

The study estimates that one in five deaths globally -- equivalent to 11 million deaths -- are associated with poor diet, and diet contributes to a range of chronic diseases in people around the world. In 2017, more deaths were...

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