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The Mediterranean Diet by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 30

Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on Features of Metabolic Syndrome

Is Weight Loss Required?

Caroline Richard, RD, PhD Caroline.Richard.4@ulaval.ca; Patrick Couture, MD, PhD patrick.couture@crchul.ulaval.ca; Benoît Lamarche, PhD    Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods, Laval University, Québec QC, Canada

Abstract

In this chapter we will review the data supporting the concept that the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet), even in the absence of clinically meaningful weight loss, represents a particular potent nutrition modality for the management of the atherogenic dyslipidemia associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). MedDiet reduces the proinflammatory and pro-oxidative states associated with MetS in both men and women, independent ...

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