Mediterranean food pattern and the primary prevention of chronic disease: recent developments.

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blood pressure, dietary patterns, follow-up studies, intervention studies y monounsaturated fat


Recent evidence supports the cardioprotective role of a Mediterranean food pattern. The major findings of the Greek and EPIC-Elderly cohort, the SUN study, the Medi-RIVAGE and the PREDIMED trials are reviewed. Definitive answers will come from ongoing primary prevention trials that assess clinical events as outcomes.