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: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archi ve/2014/03/science-compared-every-diet -and-the-winner-is-real-food/284595/
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.
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
There is a Mediterranean Diet Team I belong to on SparkPeople, if anyone is interested in joining.