Researchers Say Mediterranean Diet Can Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

A recent study [1] says that people with Metabolic Syndrome may be able to reverse their condition.

In the trial, Spanish researchers took men and women aged between 55 and 80 who were high risk for developing heart disease. They were each randomly given one of three diets:

  •         Mediterranean diet with added extra-virgin olive oil
  •         Mediterranean diet with added nuts
  •         low-fat diet

Almost 64% of the participants had metabolic syndrome at the start of the study. When they followed up almost 5 years later, the researchers found that those in the 2 Mediterranean diet groups lowered their obesity and blood sugar levels and 28.2% no longer had metabolic syndrome.

Source: Science Daily

Reference:

  1. http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2014/10/14/cmaj.140764