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Olive oil may lower LDL-cholesterol levels

One of the mayor causes of metabolic syndrome and other metabolic related diseases is the lipid profile. In a recently published randomized clinical trial, olive oil, in the context of a Mediterranean diet, and the additional benefits of oat consumption demonstrated...

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Hypertriglyceridemic waist in the PREDIMED-Plus trial

Prevalence of hypertriglyceridemic waist (HTGW), which is characterized by abdominal obesity and high levels of triglycerides, was assessed among 6,732 participants of the PREDIMED-Plus trial. Researchers concluded that those who smoked, had a sedentary...

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Mediterranean diet may protect against type 2 diabetes

Glycolysis/gluconeogenesis and tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle metabolites have been associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Nevertheless, associations between these metabolites with T2D incidence, as well as the potential effects of dietary interventions remain...

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The Mediterranean diet is good for bone health

The CHANCES project published a recent meta-analysis (1) that included 140,000 adults (over 60 years old, 82% women) from five cohorts from Europe and the USA to assess the association between adherence to Mediterranean diet and hip fracture incidence. The...

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