Along with the increasing evidence of the cardioprotective effects of the Mediterranean Diet (MD), the scientific interest and advocacy of dietary variety as a potentially healthy eating habit gradually faded, until its complete oblivion in the latest European cardiovascular prevention guidelines. Our study aims to investigate whether dietary variety adds to the "Mediterranean-ness" of the diet in protecting against coronary heart disease (CHD).
Amato M, Bonomi A, Laguzzi F, Veglia F, Tremoli E, Werba JP, Giroli MG. Overall dietary variety and adherence to the Mediterranean diet show additive protective effects against coronary heart disease. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2020 Apr 10;S0939-4753(20)30109-5. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2020.04.002