Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity. Despite these positive health benefits, few adults meet the recommendations.
The study also found variations by state. For example, adults meeting fruit or vegetable recommendations
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 on a possible biological pathway.
The study found that diet and obesity were linked