New research from the APEAL lab was recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The study, titled: “Associations between fruit and vegetable consumption and depressive symptoms: evidence from a national Canadian longitudinal survey” used 10 years of longitudinal data to examine the relationship between a diet high in unprocessed fruits and vegetables and later symptoms of depression and psychological distress. While fruit and vegetable consumption was associated with higher depression and psychological distress two years later, this association was attenuated once other lifestyle factors, such as smoking and physical activity, were taken into account.
The paper’s first author, Dr. Mila Kingsbury, completed a text interview about the findings for medicalresearch.com. Click here to read the interview.
Congratulations to all who were involved!