Advertisement
Research Article

You Are What You Eat: Within-Subject Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Confer Beneficial Skin-Color Changes

  • Ross D. Whitehead mail,

    rw394@st-andrews.ac.uk (RDW); dp@st-andrews.ac.uk (DIP)

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, Perception Lab, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

    X
  • Daniel Re,

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, Perception Lab, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

    X
  • Dengke Xiao,

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, Perception Lab, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

    X
  • Gozde Ozakinci,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

    X
  • David I. Perrett mail

    rw394@st-andrews.ac.uk (RDW); dp@st-andrews.ac.uk (DIP)

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, Perception Lab, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

    X
  • Published: March 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032988

Reader Comments (1)

Post a new comment on this article

Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Mar 2012 at 22:14 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: ClickonDetroit.com
Title: “Foods that make you more attractive | Health - Home”
http://www.clickondetroit...

Publication: TopNews United States
Title: “Greens Provide Looks Beyond Nutrition | TopNews United States”
http://topnews.us/content...

Publication: ActiveQuote
Title: “5-a-day of fruit and veg will give you a 'healthy .. | News | Health Insurance | ActiveQuote”
http://www.activequote.co...

Publication: Huffington Post UK
Title: “Fruit And Vegetables Give Skin A Healthy Glow”
http://www.huffingtonpost...

Publication: Digital Journal
Title: “Study: Just 3 weeks of eating fruit and veg gives 'healthy glow'”
http://www.digitaljournal...

Publication: Blisstree
Title: “Best Reason To Eat Your Vegetables: Study Says They Make You Glow”
http://blisstree.com/eat/...

Publication: About.com Longevity
Title: “Anti-Aging Diet Helps Complexion, Too”
http://longevity.about.co...

Publication: abc7chicago.com
Title: “Scientists: Fruit, veggies make your skin look healthier | abc7chicago.com”
http://abclocal.go.com/wl...

Publication: Harborough Mail
Title: “Can fruit and veg improve your skin? - Health - Harborough Mail”
http://www.harboroughmail...

Publication: MD News
Title: “MD News - Eating Fruits and Vegetables Improves Skin Color”
http://www.mdnews.com/new...

Publication: Mail Online
Title: “Fruit and veg could make you cuter: Best incentive yet for improving your diet | Mail Online”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

Publication: US News and World Report
Title: “Fruits, Veggies Can Be Beauty Tools, Study Says - US News and World Report”
http://health.usnews.com/...

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “Skin Diet: Fruits And Vegetables Can Improve Tone, Study Says”
http://www.huffingtonpost...

Publication: Indian Express
Title: “How fruit and veggies could make you more attractive - Indian Express”
http://www.indianexpress....

Publication: Daily Dose
Title: “Eating more fruits and vegetables makes skin prettier, study finds - Daily Dose: A Boston Globe blog with health news, advice, and information.”
http://www.boston.com/Bos...

Publication: NPR
Title: “The Secret To Glowing (Yellow) Skin? Eat Your Fruits And Veggies : The Salt : NPR”
http://www.npr.org/blogs/...

Publication: ABC News Blog
Title: “Does Eating Fruits and Veggies Make Us More Attractive? - ABC News”
http://abcnews.go.com/blo...

Publication: WTMA.com
Title: “1250 AM WTMA: The Big Talker | News and Talk from Charleston, South Carolina”
http://www.wtma.com/rssIt...

Publication: Daily Rx
Title: “Could Eating Beets Turn You Red? | www.dailyrx.com”
http://www.dailyrx.com/ne...

Publication: Scotsman.com
Title: “Fruit and veg makes you more attractive - Health - Scotsman.com”
http://www.scotsman.com/n...

Publication: Science Codex
Title: “You are what you eat | Science Codex”
http://www.sciencecodex.c...

Publication: French Tribune
Title: “Eat plenty of vegetables & fruit become more attractive | French Tribune”
http://www.frenchtribune....

Publication: Healthcare Today
Title: “Fruit and veg 'boosts attractiveness' | Healthcare Today UK”
http://www.healthcare-tod...

Publication: Female First
Title: “Fruit and vegetables make you more attractive”
http://www.femalefirst.co...

Publication: The Herald
Title: “Forget Midas, fruit and veg can turn your skin golden | Herald Scotland”
http://www.heraldscotland...

Publication: BBC
Title: “BBC News - Fruit and veg 'give healthy glow'”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...

Publication: Independent.ie
Title: “Get a golden glow by eating more fruit and veg – new study - Health News, Health - Independent.ie”
http://www.independent.ie...

Publication: Metro.co.uk
Title: “Eat your five-a-day if you want a glowing complexion, say scientists | Metro.co.uk”
http://www.metro.co.uk/li...

Publication: Lifehacker Australia
Title: “Look Sexier By Eating More Fruit And Veg | Lifehacker Australia”
http://www.lifehacker.com...

Publication: Telegraph
Title: “Eating fruit and veg 'boosts attractiveness' - Telegraph”
http://www.telegraph.co.u...

Publication: Sky News Australia
Title: “Sky News: Eating fruit and veges improves looks”
http://www.skynews.com.au...

Publication: The Australian
Title: “Eating fruit, veg 'boosts attractiveness' | The Australian”
http://www.theaustralian....

Publication: Sky News
Title: “A Diet Of Fruit And Vegetables Provides A Healthy Glow And Makes You More Attractive, A Study Says | UK News | Sky News”
http://news.sky.com/home/...

Publication: The Globe and Mail
Title: “Want radiant, glowing skin? Eat this - The Globe and Mail”
http://www.theglobeandmai...

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “Fruit and veg makes you sexier, say scientists | Mail Online”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

Publication: Eureka Alert
Title: “You are what you eat”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: Web MD
Title: “Do Fruits and Veggies Make You More Attractive?”
http://www.webmd.com/diet...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE Staff

RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 16 Mar 2012 at 22:37 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Ground Report
Title: “Attractiveness on Skin Associated By Fruit And Vegetables Intake | GroundReport”
http://www.groundreport.c...

Publication: Gizmodo
Title: “Eating Vegetables Makes Your Skin More Attractive”
http://gizmodo.com/589251...

Publication: Gizmodo Australia
Title: “Eating Vegetables Makes Your Skin More Attractive | Gizmodo Australia”
http://www.gizmodo.com.au...

Publication: International Business Times UK
Title: “For Glowing Skin Eat More Fruits and Vegetables”
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/...

Publication: Nutra Ingredients
Title: “Fruit and vegetable compounds associated with 'healthy' changes in skin tone”
http://www.nutraingredien...

Publication: Fresh Fruit Portal
Title: “Fruit and vegetables boost attractiveness, study shows | Fresh Fruit Portal”
http://www.freshfruitport...

Publication: The Province
Title: “Fruits, veggies can be beauty tools, study says”
http://www.theprovince.co...

Publication: Health Day
Title: “Fruits, Veggies Can Be Beauty Tools, Study Says”
http://consumer.healthday...

Publication: The Indian Express
Title: “How fruit and veggies could make you more attractive - Indian Express”
http://www.indianexpress....

Publication: Scientific American
Title: “Produce Consumption Ups Eater's Looks: Scientific American Podcast”
http://www.scientificamer...

Publication: Time Healthland
Title: “Study: Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Linked with Healthier, More Attractive Skin Coloring | Healthland | TIME.com”
http://healthland.time.co...

Publication: The Stir
Title: “The Secret to Healthy, Glowing Skin Is So Simple You'll Freak Out | The Stir”
http://thestir.cafemom.co...

Publication: Ecorazzi.com
Title: “Want Sexier Skin? Eat More Fruits and Vegetables | Ecorazzi”
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE Staff

RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 27 Apr 2012 at 21:26 GMT

Publication: Los Angeles Times
Title: “Eating more fruits and vegetables can make you prettier, researchers say - Los Angeles Times”
http://articles.latimes.c...

Publication: thoughts on thoughts
Title: “thoughts on thoughts - Separation of memory and belief”
http://charbonniers.org/2...

Publication: BPS Research Digest
Title: “BPS Research Digest: Psychologists create non-believed memories in the laboratory”
http://bps-research-diges...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE Staff

RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 15 Jun 2012 at 23:14 GMT

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.: Best Foods to Order on a First Date”
http://www.huffingtonpost...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE Staff

RE: RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 17 Nov 2012 at 00:20 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: NHS Choices
Title: “Can fruit and veg make you more attractive? - Health News - NHS Choices”
http://www.nhs.uk/news/20...

Publication: Science Media Centre
Title: “Expert reaction to new research into fruit and veg consumption and skin colour |”
http://www.sciencemediace...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLOS ONE Staff