It is being said that the Mediterranean diet is the ideal nutritional regimen for CV disease sufferers. Their risk of dying is lowered thanks to the wholesome and good foods found in this diet.
The Mediterranean diet is the best food-based strategy for reducing the odds of dying in patients with CV disease. The results from a famous study are just in and they speak volumes about the salubrious effects of this diet.
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It is one of the healthiest diets on the face of the planet. Not only does it lower the chances of contracting various chronic diseases, it also reduces the incidence of death from many causes on an overall basis.
Up until now, the research has been done on the general population which consists of a healthy sample of people. The question is whether the people who suffer from CV disease will be helped by an intake of foods in this diet.
Is this diet the escape mechanism from CV disease for these people? The correct answer to this query is a resounding “yes”.
Patients with CV disease, stroke and coronary artery disease showed marked improvement after following this diet which has given the world extra virgin olive oil, fatty fish such as salmon and sardines and citrus fruits.
Around 25,000 adults that thrived in the region of Molise in Italy were the subjects of this study. Of these 1197 had a history of CV disease. Their daily food intake was carefully monitored using the EPIC Food Frequency Questionnaire.
A 9 point Mediterranean Diet Score (MDS) was employed to gauge the eating habits of the participants in the study. The deaths of many of the subjects that took place later on were also tallied into the final score. In the 7.3 years that elapsed beyond the beginning of the study, there were 208 deaths.
A 2 point increase in MDS was associated with a 21% decrease in death rates among the subject population. This was the result after controlling for a variety of other factors.
Those who followed a Mediterranean diet on an all-round basis had a 37% lower risk of death from CV disease than those who just adopted one or two foods from the eating regimen.
The individual foods that comprised the diet were some of the healthiest in the world. They consisted of leafy green vegetables, fish, fruits, nuts and monounsaturated fats.
Olive oil was the staple cooking agent in this diet. Not only does this diet reduce inflammation which is seen in obesity and other chronic conditions, it reduces the chances of dying before one’s time among people prone to cardiac arrest or stroke.