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ZELDA13 SparkPoints: (91,815)
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6/30/18 1:33 A

I read a similar article to MARTHA324. It was suggested to me to follow this and I still will. I will also add components of the Mind diet which is similar. Here's a link to the article I read in the Washington Post.

MARTHA324 Posts: 9,021
6/28/18 4:35 P

There has been some questions about the study methodology (I think?) but at the end, it seems that the basic principles held true. Bottom line, most of the healthier diets emphasize eating real food and lots of plants.

This is a pretty good article:

MIAMIRN Posts: 2,470
6/28/18 11:49 A

I just found an interesting article from "Today's Dietitian", a magazine for registered dietitians.

The article talks about Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD. This is a fairly common liver disorder many times related to obesity. Several years ago, I had an ultrasound to rule out this disorder. The result was negative. My BMI was 29 and I seldom exercised, a recipe for fatty liver disease. I have always wondered if there had been any studies done on nutritional prevention.
This is the first time I have seen any mention of nutrition all, and it involves the Mediterranean Diet. Talk about, if you build one they will come. Lol.

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MIAMIRN Posts: 2,470
6/28/18 7:06 A


Did I miss something?

The New England Journal of Medicine article has no mention say the study is in question. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Here is the conclusion of the article.

"In conclusion, in this primary prevention study involving persons at high risk for cardiovascular events, those assigned to an energy-unrestricted Mediterranean diet, supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts, had a lower rate of major cardiovascular events than those assigned to a reduced-fat diet. Our findings support a beneficial effect of the Mediterranean diet for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease."

Even if this study has been determined to be invalid, there are hundreds more studies over time that have demonstrated the positive benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. You are throwing the baby out with the bath water. Lol

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There is a Mediterranean Diet Team I belong to on SparkPeople, if anyone is interested in joining.

The team is not very busy, but it's a very nice team.

LIN1263 Posts: 14,902
6/28/18 1:55 A

no, but could do a search to see if a Mediterranean group is available.. I track on eat this much, cost $60.00 yearly but more specific.

FOOTTREKKER SparkPoints: (2,229)
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6/16/18 12:56 P

This diet is now falling into question I read. This diet has worked very well for years! Any comments?

6/15/18 11:45 P

Yes, it was retracted due to discovery by the authors of some protocol errors. NEJM republished it as follows, which includes explanation of those errors...

I don't think the corrections substantially changed the interpretation of their study.

PAINTS5555 Posts: 7,114
6/15/18 5:35 P

The 2013 study that was referenced in this article was retracted yesterday.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 67,107
6/14/18 10:51 P

We don't. Sorry about that. Here's an article you might find helpful:

Coach Jen

KATHYWMN Posts: 28
6/14/18 8:12 P

Does SparkPeople offer mediterranean diet meal plans?

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