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Increased fruit intake is associated with reduced risk of depression: evidence from cross-sectional and Mendelian randomization analyses

Adequate intake of fruits may help improve psychological health and guard against the onset of depression.

This study examined whether an association exists between high dietary ingestion of fruits and diminished risk of depression. Data extracted from the 2005-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed for this study. 

Researchers noticed that lovers of fruits enjoyed not only better protection against depression but also enhanced psychological wellbeing. This study concluded that "increased fruit intake has a causal effect in reducing the risk of depression and is beneficial for related psychological well-being."

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