In the first study of its type, researchers conclude that even a brief shift in dietary habits can alleviate the symptoms of depression in young adults. The findings offer hope, but more work is needed.
Science has now clearly established the impact of poor diet on overall physical health.
Consuming large amounts of processed and sugary foods increases the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
More recently, researchers have begun to focus on the impact of healthful or unhealthful eating on mental health.