Human diets have changed dramatically over the last century, and the impact of industrialisation on our food supply has had devastating consequences for public health. The detrimental effects of highly processed ‘junk food diets’ on physical health are well recognized, but far less attention has been paid to their consequences for mental health and well-being.
This lecture explores how our diets can and do affect our mental health and performance, taking a multi-disciplinary perspective that draws on evidence from epigenetics and neuroscience as well as epidemiological studies and clinical trials, and discussing its implications for research, policy and practice.
This lecture is presented by Alex Richardson and it was originally published by the University of Oxford Podcast Series in Feb 2013. It was released on a creative commons license: attribution, share-alike, non commercial. For further open content, please visit http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/green-templeton-lectures-2013-feeding-better-future