A low calorie Mediterranean diet contributes to weight loss and reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease in overweight patients and metabolic syndrome. Scientists from the University of Rovira and Virgili reported that they reached this conclusion, MedicalXpress.
Although fat and carbohydrate diets are thought to be effective in reducing weight and reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, there is no scientific evidence that the positive results of this diet will last for a long time.
The new study is devoted to the Mediterranean, a fundamentally different type of food. Such a diet involves consuming large amounts of fresh vegetables and fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grain bread and pastas based on cereal products. We also recommend reducing red meat consumption and choosing fish and seafood.
The study included more than 600 patients aged 55 &75 years with overweight and metabolic syndrome.
He went to the Mediterranean diet and showed that he had used 33.7 percent of patients who lost at least five percent of their original body weight a year later. Compared to those who did not fit in this diet, glucose intake improved significantly.
Over time, positive dynamics continues, scientists stressed.
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