Navigation Links
Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart
Date:2/25/2013

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Score another heart-health win for the Mediterranean diet.

Eating a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, along with red wine, helped those at high risk for cardiovascular problems avoid heart trouble better than those eating a low-fat diet, a new Spanish study has found.

During a follow-up period of about five years, study participants on a Mediterranean diet that emphasized either olive oil or nuts had a 30 percent greater reduction in relative risk of a heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular disease, said study lead author Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez. He is chairman of preventive medicine and public health at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain.

"This is a moderate-to-high benefit," he said. "The low-fat diet also helped, but to a lesser degree."

The new findings are published online Feb. 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine. They will also be presented Monday at the International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition in Loma Linda, Calif.

The findings echo those from previous research.

Martinez-Gonzalez's team evaluated nearly 7,500 men and women. They ranged in age from 55 to 80 when they enrolled in the study, which began in Spain in 2003. Fifty-seven percent of the participants were women.

While the men and women had no history of heart attack or stroke or other cardiovascular problems at enrollment, they did have risk factors such as type 2 diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

The researchers assigned the men and women to one of three groups -- a low-fat diet, a Mediterranean diet that focused on nuts or a Mediterranean diet that focused on olive oil.

On average, the men and women were overweight or obese. In all three groups, the average body-mass index was 30 or close to it, which is defined as obese.

The olive oil group
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Issues Another Warning on Fake Version of Cancer Drug Avastin
2. 2012 Marks Another Year of Expansion and Growth for OzLINK
3. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All Metal on Metal Hip Implant Failure Victims To Get A New Opinion From Another Orthopedic Surgeon Before They Get Stuck With a New Problem
4. Vaccines Might Become Another Way to Fight Cancer
5. Deer Ticks Carry Yet Another Bacterial Threat
6. Law Firm of Garcia & Phan Settles Another "Pre-litigation Settlement" for Online Trademark/Copyright Infringement on Behalf of their Client CortiSLIM® International
7. US Drug Watchdog Now Fears Thousands of Senior Citizen Recipients Of A All Metal Hip Implant Are Not Complaining About A Failure Because They Don't Want Another Surgery
8. Climate Change May Bring Another Mosquito-Borne Illness to U.S.
9. Houston, we have another problem
10. Another New Years Hazard: Drunk Walking
11. Another Study Links Sexting to Sexual Activity in Teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart
(Date:8/22/2014)... Mi40x , the latest guide from expert ... how they can use a simple 4-minute trick to pack ... weeks has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an ... most well-known bodybuilders in the industry, and if he uses ... in itself is a testament to how effective this program ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Paying tuition and other related educational ... year for four nurse educators pursuing advanced degrees, thanks ... Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education . This year’s recipients ... more than in 2013, thanks to these named NLN ... Isaac Marcil Endowment Funds, both donated by Kathy Mershon; ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis, an exciting new ... The product allows you to stay active while you ... per application. This is truly a new technology – ... patented and affordable. , FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Orange, NJ. August 22, 2014. A new ... that persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be ... rehabilitation. The study was epublished ahead of print ... Goverover, Helen Genova, Hali Griswold, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti ... in persons with multiple sclerosis doi: 10.3233/NRE-141113). Self-awareness ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 Menstrual leaks risk stains and ... Fla., decided that there needed to be a better ... and producible in design variations, the Safety Net optimizes ... which avoids embarrassment and promotes peace of mind. The ... , The original design was submitted to the Fort ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mi40x: Review Exposes Ben Pakulski’s Guide to Packing on Lean Muscle Fast 2Health News:NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Announces 2014 Faculty Scholarship Awards 2Health News:NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Announces 2014 Faculty Scholarship Awards 3Health News:Mueller Introduces FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis 2Health News:Kessler Foundation study of self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation 2
... than half of Americans know two particular fats boost ... Fewer than half of Americans realize there are two ... a new survey shows. , So, while many have ... fats and saturated fats, the American Heart Association (AHA) ...
... specific pieces of non-coding genetic material known as microRNAs ... cancer to other parts of the body. Researchers at ... Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus have identified ... The findings, reported at the annual meeting of the ...
... ... Center, ... planning and interiors,firm, has transformed a shuttered South of Market warehouse ... As the new "front door" for the downtown university, the,former Swallow ...
... Indiana experienced a 50 percent membership ... growth since 2007, ... this 14-year-old, not-for-profit,Indiana managed health care plan -- surpassing the 300,000 mark ... 2007, the,company has also grown its employee base by 182 percent -- ...
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 30 Creating an ... of a new product,s introduction.,A product,s promotion relies ... it.,Top benchmark companies ensure that they create effective, ... of a new product., The detailed report ...
... 30 Members of District,1199C of the National ... morning (Friday) ratified a four-year contract agreement with,Hahnemann ... increase in,wages and benefits., District 1199C represents ... reached with the hospital following some 16 and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Some Fats Deserve Change of Heart 2Health News:Jefferson, Ohio State team find gene signature profile for metastasis 2Health News:Golden Gate University Opens New Student Services Center 2Health News:MDwise Enrollment Exceeds 300,000 Members 2Health News:Managing Cross-Functional Teams for Pharmaceutical Product Commercialization Excellence 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 InfinityQS International, ... Manufacturing Intelligence , today announces Infusion Chicago, ... event will be held Oct. 9-10, 2014, at ... designed to showcase the necessity for implementing a ... and Manufacturing Intelligence to gain insight into production ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  AliveCor, Inc. announced today that ... has granted the company clearance for its ... most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor,s ... patients are experiencing AFib through real-time electrocardiogram ... based AliveCor® Heart Monitor, so physicians can ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... N.Y. , Aug. 21, 2014  The board ... ), a leading provider of clinical trial imaging solutions, ... been named chief financial officer, effective immediately.  Mr. Groff ... since August 2013.  He joined VirtualScopics in January 2006 ... in February 2013. "When the board of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:InfinityQS to Host Manufacturing Intelligence Conference in Chicago 2AliveCor Receives First FDA Clearance to Detect a Serious Heart Condition in an ECG on a Mobile Device 2VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 2VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 3VirtualScopics, Inc. Names James Groff Chief Financial Officer 4
... Inc.,(Amex: CUR ) today announced that it ... Clinic pertaining to Targeted Spinal Cord,Therapeutics Delivery. All ... formerly of Cleveland Clinic, now at Emory University., ... are very pleased to have licensed-in these important ...
... today,announced the Company,s lead product, amadacycline, formerly PTK 0796, ... Breaker,poster presentation at the 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial,Agents ... D.C.,from October 25 - October 28, 2008., More ... Sunday, October 26, 12:15 - 1:15 pm EST ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Neuralstem Licenses Cleveland Clinic Spinal Cord Injection Technology 2Neuralstem Licenses Cleveland Clinic Spinal Cord Injection Technology 3Paratek to Present Clinical Data in Late Breaker Presentation at the 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2
... and helix provide distal shaft column ... Construction eliminates springback and provides for ... to provide a better fit for ... ,Trimmable ends provide a custom ...
... The AMS 650™ and 600M™ malleable penile ... patientsespecially those with limited dexterity. These implants ... the patient to position them in an ... the penis rigid enough for sexual intercourse ...
Only Mentors reusable Alpine Leg Bag has patented Kraylex odor barrier, offset port options, and integrated loops providing total confidence and comfort....
Only Mentors reusable Alpine Leg Bag has patented Kraylex odor barrier, offset port options, and integrated loops providing total confidence and comfort....
Medicine Products: