Mediterranean Diet Associated With Lower Mortality and Lower Rates of Cancer, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's Disease
About the Study
- 8% decrease in all cause mortality (in analysis of 9 studies with 514,118 participants)
- 10% lower risk of cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular death (in analysis of 8 studies with 534,064 participants)
- 6% lower risk of cancer or cancer death (in analysis of 7 studies with 1,006,410 participants)
- 13% lower risk of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease (in analysis of 5 studies with 136,235 participants)
How Does This Affect You?
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American Dietetic Association http://www.eatright.org/
Sofi F, Abbate R, Gensini GF, Casini A. Accruing evidence on benefits of adherence to the Mediterranean diet on health: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Nov;92(5):1189-1196.
- Reviewer: Brian P. Randall, MD
- Review Date: 04/2011 -
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