Vanessa Oddo is lead author of paper published in the Journal of Nutrition

Vanessa Oddo is lead author of “Mediterranean Diet Adherence and Depressive Symptoms among a Nationally Representative Sample of Pregnant Women in the United States” published in The Journal of Nutrition. Lisa Tussing-Humphreys is a co-author. The team found that about 5% of pregnant women had moderate to severe depressive symptoms, and 45% were highly adherent to a Mediterranean diet. Higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with lower odds of depressive symptoms. The paper was highlighted by the American Society for Nutrition.