another analysis of that very same PREDIMED trial published early online this month in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry , 522 men & women avg 75yo at high risk for vascular disease were randomized to low fat control diet vs Mediterranean diet plus either extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts and then followed for 6+yrs. Cognitive function was assessed by Folstein's Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Clock Drawing Test . The authors concluded that the Mediterranean diet plus either extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts lead to improved cognitive function compared to typical low fat diet.Well, in
Bottom line, I haven't found anything bad associated with the Mediterranean diet , aside from the fact that I can't trademark it and make a profit. Therefore, there's no true commercial or capitalistic motive in promoting it, unlike all the other fad or better known diets out there. So I have nothing to gain by telling you to eat this way but you have everything to gain!
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