Originally Posted by Chuckanut
A recent podcast from the People's Pharmacy reported that an Italian study found that a Mediterranean Diet is just as protective of health as taking a statin. Look up show 1048.
So, more fish, veggies, fruit, nuts, and olive oil. Less processed foods, sugar, and factory meats.
Not sure of this most recent study you cite but others have, the Med diet improves health , lowers heart attacks, without regard to lowering cholesterol.
And in real life REAL Mediterraneans eat huge amounts of cheese, highly slated cured fatty meats, eggs, huge amounts of processed refined starches, and very little in the way of whole grains. (And if you read the label whole grains are the same as refined grains. Not a dime's worth of difference) What Mediterraneans do these people study? But I suppose they can call their diet whatever they want.
And if I eat fruit my triglycerides go over 600 so that is a heart attack, obesity, diabetes causing recommendation.