Mediterranean Diet Rating

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The rating of the Mediterranean diet is on two levels and is based on the clinical evidence so far received for this diet from all the clinical studies so far conducted:

  • Rating as a short term diet – 9/10
  • Rating as a long term diet – 9/10
The Lyon Diet Heart study showed that even those people eating as per the mediterannean-type had high blood lipid levels, they still had much lower risk of heart disease than the control group

References

  1. The the Lyon Diet Heart study which was a randomised, controlled trial with over 600 people who had all survived a heart attack. About half of the subjects (302) were put on a Mediterranean-type diet and the other half of the subject, the control group (303) were given no dietary advice from the researchers but were asked by their doctors to follow a heart-smart diet. The results of this study (after 46 months, about 4 years) showed that the people on the Mediterranean-type diet had a 50–70 percent lower risk of recurrent heart disease (heart attack, stroke and death) than the control group. The Lyon Diet Heart study showed that even those people eating as per the mediterannean-type had high blood lipid levels, they still had much lower risk of heart disease than the control group

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