Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mortality and the Mediterranean diet

In the UK, the Mediterranean diet was associated with lower heart disease incidence and decreased all-cause mortality. BMC Med. 2016 Sep 29;14(1):135.

Comment: This study, unlike another recent study (Ann Intern Med. 2016 Oct 4;165(7):491-500) found that all-cause mortality was decreased by the Mediterranean diet. My impression is that the majority of studies point to a significant gain in life in terms of both years and quality. Until evidence points elsewhere, the Mediterranean diet is probably the best, and most studied.