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Inadequate fruit and vegetable intake in people with psychosis.

Eating less than 4 servings of fruits and vegetables daily may worsen the risk of psychosis in an individual.

​This study examined the intake of fruits and vegetables in relation to the development of psychosis. Researchers looked at the dietary records of 1,286 adults aged 18-64 years who participated in the second Australian National Survey of Psychosis. 

Researchers found out that approximately 74% of subjects with psychosis consumed less than 4 portions of fruits and vegetables. This study strengthens the body of evidence supporting the view that inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables may be related to increased risk of psychosis.

Research Summary Information

  • 2014
  • Hahn LA, Galletly CA, Foley DL, Mackinnon A, Watts GF, Castle DJ, Waterreus A, Morgan VA.
  • The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia lisa.hahn@student.adelaide.edu.au. The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia Ramsay Health Care (SA) Mental Health Services, South Australia, Australia Northern Sector, Adelaide Metro Mental Health Directorate, South Australia, Australia. Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. Lipid Disorders Clinic, Metabolic Research Centre and Department of Internal Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Australia. St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia. School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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