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Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

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
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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 on a possible biological pathway.

The study found that diet and obesity were linked
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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 caused by diets with too low amounts of foods such as whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds than by diets with high levels of foods like trans fats, sugary drinks, and high levels of red and processed meats.
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