A diet that is weakened and does not get up has found scientists at a Spanish university. In addition, it has a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease in patients with overweight and metabolic syndrome. It is a low-calorie Mediterranean diet.
The study involved over 600 patients aged 55 to 75 years who were obese or overweight, as well as metabolic syndrome. Despite the fact that low-fat and carbohydrate diets are considered effective in terms of weight loss and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, there is no scientific evidence that the long-term benefits of such a diet, writes vesti.bg.
A new study, focusing on fundamentally different foods – in the Mediterranean, showed that 33.7% of patients who went through it a year later lost at least 5% of their initial body weight. Compared to those who did not follow this diet, their use of glucose improved significantly. There is also a difference in the fact that over time the positive dynamics of weight loss continues, emphasize the researchers.
The Mediterranean diet includes the consumption of large amounts 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 to prioritize fish and seafood.