After the disappointing results of the low-fat diet approach in the Women's Health Initiative dietary modification trial, it is important to develop alternative and appropriate dietary interventions to achieve an effective primary cardiovascular prevention. In this context, the Mediterranean food pattern is playing a more important role in cardiovascular prevention.
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- A large randomized individual and group intervention conducted by registered dietitians increased adherence to Mediterranean-type diets: The PREDIMED Study.J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; 108: 1134-1144
This article was written by Itziar Zazpe, RD, and Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, University of Navarra School of Medicine, Pamplona, Spain
© 2008 American Dietetic Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.