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Eating fruit and vegetables gives your skin a golden glow



Perrett DI, Whitehead RD & Ozakinci G (2013) Eating fruit and vegetables gives your skin a golden glow. British Academy Review. 01.2013.

Despite worldwide campaigns to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, intake is commonly inadequate, precipitating an estimated 2.6 million premature deaths per year worldwide. A British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship awarded to David Perrett has provided support to explore a new basis of motivating dietary change, essentially by appealing to vanity. With that support we found that eating carotenoid-rich fruit and vegetables leads to an attractive looking skin colour, and that showing people these appearance benefits can encourage dietary improvement.


Type of mediaMagazine article
FundersUniversity of St Andrews
Publication date31/01/2013
PublisherBritish Academy
Place of publicationLondon

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Professor Gozde Ozakinci

Professor Gozde Ozakinci

Professor and Deputy Dean of Faculty, Psychology