Mediterranean diet

A recent study on how olive oil affects HDL and LDL (good and bad cholesterol in your body) has us wondering.. Is all cholesterol created equal?
A new study suggests that incorporating additional extra virgin olive oil into the Mediterranean diet seems to reduce the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
The Mediterranean diet pattern is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, olive oil, and other plant-based foods as its basis, and uses primarily fish and seafood as main animal protein sources.
Lifestyle changes, including dietary changes, are important for prevention of cardiovascular events (CVD) such as heart attacks (MIs) and strokes. Research in this area is sometimes difficult due to the necessity of assessing participants diets: often this is done by detailed dietary histories or food frequency questionnaires. New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that there is an easier way to obtain that information.
People at risk for type 2 diabetes are often overweight or obese, and are counseled to lose weight to help prevent the disease. But a new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that weight loss isn t the only means of prevention diet might work too.