Adherence to a Mediterranean Diet and Survival in a Greek Population
I still strongly believe that a Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest on the planet and research bears this out. It has been shown to be far more effective at lowering risk for as well as managing chronic conditions that the ADA or the AHA diets. Keep in mind that many national organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetic Association and the American Heart Association are highly political, and their guidelines/recommendations are formed by a panel. These panels frequently contain members of organizations such as the Dairy Council and reps from some of the major processed food companies (Kellogg, Nabisco…). Thus, any recommendations given are “softened” by the business interests of these member organizations.
NEJM — Adherence to a Mediterranean Diet and Survival in a Greek Population.