The diet, which is weakened and did not work out, has found scientists at the Spanish University. In addition, it has a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease in overweight and metabolic syndrome patients. It is a low calorie Mediterranean diet.
The study included over 600 patients aged 55 to 75 who were obese or overweight as well as metabolic syndrome. Despite the fact that low-fat and carbohydrate diets are considered to be effective in terms of weight loss and reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease, there is no scientific evidence that long-term benefits of such eating, writes vesti.bg.
A new study, focusing on a fundamentally different diet – in the Mediterranean Sea, showed that 33.7% of patients who had suffered from this disease a year later lost at least 5% of their original body weight. Compared with those who did not follow this diet, their glucose utilization improved significantly. There is also a difference in the fact that over time the positive dynamics of weight loss continues, stresses the researchers.
The Mediterranean diet includes the consumption of large quantities of fresh vegetables and fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains and cereal based pasta. It is also recommended to reduce the consumption of red meat and to favor fish and seafood.