A Mediterranean diet with olive oil or nuts reduces cardiovascular risk by 30%

Dr . Xavier Pinto, head of the Unit of Lipids and Vascular Risk of Internal Medicine of the HUB is one of the signers of the scientific paper Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet, which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The findings have shown that in recent years, groups with a Mediterranean diet with olive oil or nuts have reduced by 30% the incidence of serious cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke compared with the third group.

According to the authors, this is the first time that were observed these results with a high degree of evidence, and should encourage a review of the international nutritional recommendations, as poor fat diet recommended in recent years to prevent cardiovascular seems not to have the same benefits that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with vegetable fats and high in antioxidants.

2013 May

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