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Scientists have [cast / caste] new light on the effects our diet has on our mental health. Researchers say what we eat [effects / affects] and alters our brain chemistry up [until / by] the age of 30. They say this explains why older adults are more emotionally [stable / stability] and resilient than under-30s. The research was conducted by a team [leader / led] by Lina Begdache, a professor of health and wellness [studies / studious] . Researchers said that while the link [among / between] our diet and diabetes, heart disease and obesity is well established, there is a [publicity / paucity] of research on the influence our dietary intake has on [mentally / mental] health. The researchers also suggested that mental well-being stimulated healthy eating, healthy practices, and [exercising / exercised] .

The research was carried [in / out] via an anonymous internet-based survey. It was sent [though / through] social media platforms to [different / difference] professional and social group networks. Professor Begdache found that adults under 30 who ate [faster / fast] food more than three times a week scored higher [on / to] levels of mental distress, [anxiety / anxious] and depression. She said that for adults [over / higher] 30, the study found that eating less carbohydrates and more fruit reduced anxiety and depression. Begdache [pointed / pointing] to research showing how a Mediterranean diet was as [well / good] for our brain as for our body. She said: "It has all the [components / competence] that are important for the healthy structure of the brain."

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