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"Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet Supplemented with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil or Nuts"

In this study involving persons at high cardiovascular risk, the incidence of major cardiovascular events was lower among those assigned to a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts than among those assigned to a reduced-fat diet. 

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The Centre for Diet and Activity Research is studying the population-level influences on what we eat and how much physical activity we do. We are developing and evaluating public health interventions, and helping shape public health practice and policy.

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Mediterranean diet ingredient may extend life
Olive oil in the diet may also help mitigate aging-related diseases. 

merely consuming olive oil is not enough to elicit all of the health benefits. His team's studies suggest that when coupled with fasting, limiting caloric intake and exercising, the effects of consuming olive oil will be most pronounced.

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Med-Diet Recipes

Ready to start eating the world's healthiest and most delicious diet? This list of Mediterranean diet recipes is your ticket! Flavor-packed recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, soups, sandwiches and everything in between. Plus a few tips for how to follow the Mediterranean diet.

Major Cardiovascular Effects of TCM Ingredients and Potential Mechanisms
Hao P, Jiang F, Cheng J, Ma L, Zhang Y, Zhao Y. Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence and Potential Mechanisms. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jun 20;69(24):2952-2966. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.04.041. PMID: 28619197.


Asian Diets Versus Western diet: Health Benefits and Risks


A healthy diet pattern for Chinese - The Jiangnan diet

Geographically, the Qinling Mountain—Huai River line divides China into two parts, Northern and Southern. Surprisingly, the line also divides the high prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in Northern China from the low prevalence of Southern China. In past decades, the diet-center hypothesis has gained much support from the apparent cardiometabolic diseaseprotection effect of the Mediterranean diet. Questions include the following: Does the diet pattern explain the disease prevalence difference between two parts with similar genetic background? What kind of diet pattern is suitable for future national diet recommendation for Chinese, as the Mediterranean diet does for the Western countries? Here, we review the main healthy diet components, which the native inhabitants in the Yangtze River Delta region have eaten for several hundreds of years, and refer to this healthy diet as “Southern River (江南)-style dietary pattern” or “Jiangnan Diet.”

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The Mediterranean Diet and Cardiovascular Health - A Critical Review
Originally published28 Feb 2019 Research. 2019;124:779–798

This Mediterranean diet study was hugely impactful. 
Nutrition science is supposed to tell us how to eat. It’s in the midst of a crisis.

Cohort Profile: Design and methods of the PREDIMED study
International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 41, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 377–385,

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