Mediterranean Diet Proven to Create Long Term Weight Change

Published:November 12th, 2010

In a recent study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers have noted that people who adhere to the Mediterranean diet have significant reduced weight gain than those who do not.

In this study, it has been hypothesized that the Mediterranean diet might be a potential tool for the prevention of the development of obesity.  And so, they have recruited more than ten thousand men and women with a mean age of 38 years to adhere to this diet for roughly two years.   After two years, the researchers noted that the participants that have the least adherence to this diet have the highest weight gain whereas the participants who religiously complied to this diet has the lowest increase in weight.  Thus they have recommended this dietary pattern to slow down age-related weight gain.

The Mediterranean diet is a long implicated diet that results into a healthy heart. In fact, even the American Heart Association and other groups of medical professionals recommend this diet. It strongly suggests a scanty consumption of meat and sweets and a large intake of vegetables, fruits, grains, olive oil, nuts, legumes, herbs and spices.  It also emphasizes the importance of daily physical activity.

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