Risk of peripheral artery disease lowered with Mediterranean diet.

mdietAnother study has been released which documents the positive effects of the including that in addition to lowering the risk of and stroke the diet also lowers the risk of peripheral artery disease. The study was conducted between 2003-2010 and is the first study that confirms that diet impacts on peripheral artery disease.

The included 7477 individuals ranging from men 55 to 80 years of age and women 60 to 80 years of age without symptoms of peripheral artery disease or baseline but with mellitus or at least 3 cardiovascular . Participants were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: a supplemented with extra-; a supplemented with nuts; or counseling on a low-fat diet ().

“To our knowledge, this is the first randomized primary prevention trial to suggest an association between a and [reduction in] PAD. These results are consistent with previous and relevant from a perspective,” the authors concluded.


Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Ramón Estruch, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Miguel A. Martínez-González. Association of With Peripheral Artery Disease. JAMA, 2014; 311 (4): 415 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.280618

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