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Associations between fruit and vegetable consumption and depressive symptoms: evidence from a national Canadian longitudinal survey.

Consistent consumption of fruits and vegetables may hinder the onset of depression in individuals.

​This study was carried out to confirm the protective effect of high fruit and vegetable diet against depression. Researchers utilized data extracted from 8,353 Canadian men and women who completed dietary questionnaires and underwent screening for depression. 

Researchers discovered that strict adherence to a fruit and vegetable diet brightened an individual's chances of avoiding depression. This 2016 study of Canadian men and women documented a protective association between habitual intake of fruits and vegetables and depression occurrence.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Kingsbury M, Dupuis G, Jacka F, Roy-Gagnon MH, McMartin SE, Colman I.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.
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