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Kastorini, C-M., et al. (2011). The effect of Mediterranean diet on metabolic syndrome and its components: a meta-analysis of 50 studies and 534,906 individuals. J Am Coll Cardiol, 57, 1299-1313.


Background: The Mediterranean diet has long been associated with low cardiovascular disease risk in adult population.


Results: The combined effect of prospective studies and clinical trials showed that adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with reduced risk of metabolic syndrome. Additionally, results from clinical studies revealed the protective role of the Mediterranean diet on components of metabolic syndrome, like waist circumference, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and glucose, whereas results from epidemiological studies also confirmed those of clinical trials.


Conclusions: These results are of considerable public health importance, because this dietary pattern can be easily adopted by all population groups and various cultures and cost-effectively serve for primary and secondary prevention of the metabolic and its individual components.


see: What is the Mediterranean diet? What is metabolic syndrome? see alsoMayo Clinic


5 responses »

  1. I just had to look at this post titled “eat your mozarella! cute!

  2. “The Mediterranean diet has long been associated with low cardiovascular disease risk”.

    That is certainly food for thought!

  3. And I thought MS was multiple sclerosis and so was a little confused.

  4. PS Dairy products are NOT recommended for cancers like prostate cancer


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