Posts Tagged ‘Mediterranean Diet’

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December 8th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 8th

This week’s topics include the surgical treatment of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation, the Mediterranean diet and telomere length, and more.


December 2nd, 2014

Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Linked to Marker of Healthy Aging

Following a string of recent successes and favorable publicity for the Mediterranean Diet, a a new study published in The BMJ finds that women who more closely followed a Mediterranean diet had longer telomeres, a key measure of healthy aging. The new report is based on data from 4676 women in the Nurses’ Health Study who completed food-frequency […]


January 6th, 2014

Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Diabetes, Regardless of Weight Loss

Even if it doesn’t lead to weight loss, a Mediterranean diet could help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a subanalysis of last year’s influential PREDIMED study. In the main trial, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly 7500 people at high risk for cardiovascular disease were randomized to a low-fat […]


November 4th, 2013

Healthy Diet in Middle Age Leads to Healthier Old Age

New results from a long-running study offer fresh evidence that a “healthy” diet is actually good for you. The study shows that women who followed a healthy diet while in middle age had a much better chance of reaching age 70 without any of the major illnesses or impairments usually associated with old age. In a […]


April 8th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: April 8th

This week’s topics include an article on open science through data sharing, primary prevention of CVD with a Mediterranean diet, atherosclerosis found in mummies, and more.


February 28th, 2013

The Mediterranean Diet in Clinical Practice: Three Experts Weigh In

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Esteemed nutrition experts Walter Willett, Arthur Agatston, and Alice Lichtenstein discuss the PREDIMED study’s finding that a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk for CV disease.


February 25th, 2013

Large Trial Shows Cardiovascular Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

A large new trial offers powerful evidence that a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. Results of the PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) study were published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Investigators in Spain randomized 7447 people at high risk for cardiovascular disease to one of three diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented […]