The Mediterranean Diet (MD) is a model of healthy eating contributing to a favorable health status, but its clinical usefulness is still debated. The aim of this study was to relate the adherence to MD with the incidence of cardio/cerebro-vascular events (VEs) in north and south European participants of the IMPROVE study.
Veglia F, Baldassarre D, de Faire U, Kurl S, Smit AJ, Rauramaa R, Giral P, Amato M, Di Minno A, Ravani A, Frigerio B, Castelnuovo S, Sansaro D, Coggi D, Bonomi A, Tedesco CC, Mannarino E, Humphries SE, Hamsten A, Tremoli E; IMPROVE study group. A priori-defined Mediterranean-like dietary pattern predicts cardiovascular events better in north Europe than in Mediterranean countries. Int J Cardiol 2018 Nov 29. pii: S0167-5273(18)35681-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.11.124. [Epub ahead of print]