Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent UK longitudinal study, which examines the relationship between fruit and vegetables consumption and wellbeing.[read the full story...]
Is reading for pleasure in childhood good for your health?
Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent study of the benefits of reading for pleasure in childhood, which finds an association 3 years later with consuming more fruit and being less exposed to both cigarette and alcohol use.[read the full story...]
Diet and depression: can we eat our way out of clinical depression? The ‘SMILES’ trial
Murtada Alsaif chews over the SMILES RCT of dietary improvement for adults with major depression, which reports encouraging results for healthy diet in people with depression.[read the full story...]
Behavioural weight-loss interventions can be effective for people with serious mental illness, says new RCT
People with serious mental illness have mortality rates 2-3 times as high as the general population. The primary cause of death is cardiovascular disease, which in turn is due to an extremely high prevalence of obesity (twice that of the overall population). Physical inactivity, unhealthy diets, and weight gain from psychotropic medication are all factors [read the full story…]