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The researchers examined adults whose ages ranged from 25 to 91. It turns out that consuming more fruits and vegetables results in 10% less stress.

Researchers from University in Australia examined the link between fruit and vegetable consumption and stress levels of people aged 25 to 91. They found that those who consumed at least 470gr of fruit and vegetables each day had 10% lower stress levels than those who consumed under 230gr.

According to the UK National Health System (NHS), the average adult has a serving of fruit or vegetables of up to 80gr. The study suggested that by increasing this amount, stress levels could be reduced by about six servings per day. Lead researcher said the study found diets rich in fruit and vegetables boost mental health.

“Vegetables and fruits contain important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and carotenoids, which can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and therefore improve mental health.”


“We found that people who consumed more fruits and vegetables were less stressed. This suggests that diet plays an important role in mental health,” was said.

The researchers highlighted that mental health is a growing problem worldwide, with one in four people in the UK experiencing some form of mental health problem each year. Globally, about 1 in every 10 people also experience some form of mental health disorder, according to the authors of this new study.

Normal amount of stress that are accepted, but long-term exposure that can significantly affect mental health, said: “long-term and unmanageable stress, cardiac disease, diabetes, may cause a number of health problems such as depression and anxiety,” he said, and in the future is to find ways of mitigating and preventing mental health problems, was added.

While healthy eating is known to be associated with mental health, the NHS notes that only 28% of people in the UK consume the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables a day.


The emphasize that applies to people of all ages for healthy nutrition and mental health: “stress in young adults with previous studies showing the link between fruit and vegetable consumption; however, for the first time, we see similar results for adults of all ages.”

Basic nutrients can be a factor on this link in the description says: “vegetables and fruits, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, and hence improve the mental health, vitamins, minerals, contains important nutrients such as flavonoids and carotenoids. Known factors that can lead to inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, anxiety and mood drops.”


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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