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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Uric Acid Levels

People who have high uric acid levels (a condition known as hyperuricemia) are at risk for various chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, gout and heart disease. A study recently published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences showed however, that people who adhere to a Mediterranean-style diet have a lower risk for hyperuricemia. The Mediterranean diet (MeDiet) is known as a pattern of eating which involves high fruit and vegetable consumption including legumes, nuts, olive oil and whole grains. It also allows drinking a moderate amount of […]

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A multicenter trial involving more than 7,000 participants with cardiovascular risk factors showed that following a Mediterranean-style diet could reduce their risk for cardiovascular death, a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or a stroke. The study was part of the project PREDIMED, which was done from 2003-2011, which looked into the effects of the Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular diseases. The study was coordinated by Ramon Estruch, researcher from the Faculty of Medicine of the UB and the Hospital Clínic and was recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. For the study, the participants were randomly assigned to one of […]

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