A diet high in vegetables and olive oil reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 25 %.
A new study conducted by a team of researchers from Women’s hospital Brigham, Harvard medical school and Harvard school has revealed forty biomarkers contained in the Mediterranean diet and prevent the development of diseases, reports Medical Xpress.
“Our research suggests that modest changes in known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, in particular associated with inflammation, glucose metabolism and insulin resistance, contribute to obtaining the long-term benefits from the Mediterranean diet in terms of cardiovascular risk,” said study author Shafkat Ahmad (Shafqat Ahmad).
Conclusions of scientists are based on data obtained from more than 25,000 women experts in the field of health, who participated in the study on women’s health issues.
Participants completed questionnaires about diet, provided blood samples to measure biomarkers and were followed for 12 years.
The researchers then divided the volunteers into three groups according to the criterion of low, medium, or high consumption of the Mediterranean diet.
They found that 428 (4,2 %) women in group with low level of risk suffered cardiovascular disease compared to 356 (3.8 per cent) with the second group and 246 (3.8 percent) from the third group.
The group also observed changes in indicators of inflammation (29 %), glucose metabolism and insulin resistance (27.9 percent).
The results of the study showed that modest differences in biomarkers contributed to the positive effect that was observed for a long time.
Recall that the Mediterranean diet has healing properties and can serve as prevention of cancer.
As reported by the portal “Znayu” nutritionists say that women who are unable to eat a lot of vegetables, nuts, olivkovoe oil and seafood, 22% less likely to suffer from a stroke.
Also “Znayu” wrote that American doctors found that hunger has a rejuvenating effect.
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