Do Mediterranean Diets Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

A Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil was associated with 40% reduction in risk for diabetes. The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Greece, Spain and Southern Italy. The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of meat and meat products. Read More