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Mood food: The link between eating well and mental health

Have you ever noticed that lots of people in your local McHamburger joint look miserable? Turns out, those frequently partaking in McHamburgers might actually be miserable. World-leading Australian research suggests that our diets may have a significant impact on risk for major depressive illness. On the positive side though, eating well may protect not only the health of your body, but the health of your brain. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the world, with approximately 5% of the global population affected (1). It is a leading cause of disability and a major contributor to the burden of disease globally. Despite an increased understanding of both symptoms and effective treatments, rates of depression continue to rise (2). This has lead to questions regarding what else might contribute to...

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