Mediterranean and European populations are more likely to be less racially and ethnically heterogeneous, have lower rates of obesity and overweight, be more physically active, have larger social networks, and set a higher emphasis on sleep compared to other populations. Yet, research on adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern and chronic disease risk in U.S. populations is limited and remains important to assess whether potential benefits of a Mediterranean diet are translatable to other heterogeneous populations. In a middle-aged U.S. adults population, as part of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, a Mediterranean-style eating pattern, relatively high in healthy fats, such as olive oil, and plant-based foods, was associated with a lower risk of diabetes after a median follow-up of 22 years.
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- Hake in green sauce with couscous salad
- Effects of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and the Traditional Brazilian Diet on Sarcopenia in Severe Obesity: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
- Cardio-Metabolic Effects of High-Fat Diets and Their Underlying Mechanisms-A Narrative Review.
- Validation of the Telephone-Administered Version of the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS) Questionnaire.
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