Felice Jacka, MD
Professor at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Director, Food and Mood Centre. Founder and President, International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research.
Dr. Jacka has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
We have a decade of observational evidence linking the quality of people’s diets to their risk for depression. Those findings were pretty consistent across countries, cultures, and age groups: A healthy diet is associated with an approximately 30% reduction in the risk for depression and a 40% improvement in cognition.