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The Mediterranean diet is associated with a significant reduction in stress and anxiety during pregnancy

Led by researchers from Clínic-IDIBAPS with support from Fundació "la Caixa", the study shows that pregnant women who follow a Mediterranean diet have between 25% and 28% less anxiety, better wellbeing and higher-quality sleep. 

Previous studies of non-pregnant women had linked the Mediterranean diet to improved wellbeing. This is the first clinical trial with pregnant women evaluating and demonstrating it. 

From left to right, Fàtima Crispi, Sara Castro-Barquero, Francesca Crovetto and Irene Casas.

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