The diet, which is weakened and does not stand up, has found scientists at the Spanish university. In addition, there is a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease in patients with excessive weight and metabolic syndrome. This is a low calorie Mediterranean diet.
The study included over 600 patients between the ages of 55 and 75 who were obese or obese as well as metabolic syndrome. Despite the fact that weight loss and carbohydrate diets are considered effective in terms of weight loss and reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease, there is no scientific evidence that long-term benefits of such a diet are written by vesti.bg.
The new study, focusing on a fundamentally different type of food – the Mediterranean, showed that 33.7% of patients who passed through it a year later lost at least 5% of their initial body weight. Compared with those who did not follow this diet, their use of glucose was significantly improved. There is also a difference in the fact that with time the positive weight loss dynamics continues, the researchers point out.
The Mediterranean diet includes consuming large quantities of fresh vegetables and fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains and pasta based on cereals. It is also recommended to reduce the consumption of red meat and give priority to fish and seafood.