Meta-Analysis Comparing Mediterranean to Low-Fat Diets for Modification of Cardiovascular Risk Fa...

01 Sep 2011Alain J. Nordmann, MD, MSc, Katja Suter-Zimmermann, PhD, Heiner C. Bucher, MD, MPH, Iris Shai, RD, PhD, Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, Ramon Estruch, MD, PhD, Matthias Briel, MD, MSc

Mediterranean diets appear to be more effective than low-fat diets in inducing clinically relevant long-term changes in cardiovascular risk factors and inflammatory markers.

Meta Analysis
4 effects
2 years
2650 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

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Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Minor Decrease

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Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Blood Sugar - Hyperglycemia Lymphatic outcome

Minor Decrease

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Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome

Minor Decrease

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