Studies already suggest that Mediterranean diet that includes fish, olive oil, fruits and nuts can prevent second heart attacks, lower cancer risk and delay onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
A new research in the recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine suggest that a low carbohydrate, Mediterranean style diet is more effective for controlling diabetes than a typical low-fat, calorie restricted diet.
Mediterranean diet not only helps in greater weight loss, rather it results in better diabetes control and also delays need for diabetes medication and improves certain risk factors of heart disease.
Nutritionists and dietitians interviewed diabetic patients in monthly sessions for first year and bimonthly sessions in next 3 years. After 4 years, the investigators found that patients who followed Mediterranean diet experienced greater weight loss and obtained considerable levels of HDL cholesterol and significant blood sugar control.