High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Has Health Benefits

The Mediterranean diet has been shown once again the superiority on a low-fat diet on cardiovascular risk investment.


Spanish researchers analyzed data from PREDIMED study volunteers were randomly assigned to follow one of three diets. Some of the participants followed a Mediterranean diet that is supplemented with nuts. Others followed the same diet but got large portions of oil extra virgin olive oil. The third group followed a low-fat diet. They were followed for about five years.

metabolic syndrome

In this new analysis, the researchers were studying specifically to a serious cardiovascular risk called metabolic syndrome. It is related to waist circumference and elevations of blood glucose, blood pressure and triglycerides.

People allocated to Mediterranean diets with extra nuts and olive oil were able to reduce blood glucose and waist circumference of low-fat diet. Also they appeared more capable of overcoming metabolic syndrome.

Madness low-fat diet in the 1990s seems to be losing credibility with high-quality research.

[ Canadian Medical Association Journal , online October 14, 2014]

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