Adherence to Mediterranean diet and health status: meta-analysis

11 Sep 2008Francesco Sofi, researcher in clinical nutrition, Francesca Cesari, researcher, Rosanna Abbate, full professor of internal medicine, Gian Franco Gensini, full professor of internal medicine, Alessandro Casini, associate professor of clinical nutrition

Greater adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a significant improvement in health status, as seen by a significant reduction in overall mortality (9%), mortality from cardiovascular diseases (9%), incidence of or mortality from cancer (6%), and incidence of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease (13%). These results seem to be clinically relevant for public health, in particular for encouraging a Mediterranean-like dietary pattern for primary prevention of major chronic diseases.

Meta Analysis
5 effects
18 years
1 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Notable Decrease

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Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Alzheimer's disease Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

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Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Parkinson's Disease Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

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Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Notable Decrease

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Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor

Cancer Lymphatic outcome
Cancer
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

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