Date of Award
Thesis - ECU Access Only
Doctor of Philosophy
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia and worldwide. Prolonged exposure to stress is a risk factor for mental and physical illnesses, such as CVD. A healthy diet may help alleviate stress levels and improve mental and physical wellbeing. The aim of this thesis was to examine the potential benefits of higher fruit and vegetable (FV) intake on stress, mental and physical health. This thesis includes one scoping review, one study protocol and four epidemiological cross-sectional studies, providing new and exciting evidence for the relationship of higher FV intake with FV types on stress, mental and physical wellbeing.
Access to chapters 1 & 7, and appendix 3, 4 & 5 of this thesis is not available.
Radavelli-Bagatini, S. (2022). Diet, cardiovascular disease, and mental health. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/2548