Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet in Relation to Acute Coronary Syndrome or Stroke Nonfatal Events

A Comparative Analysis of a Case/Case-Control Study

Christina-Maria Kastorini, MSc; Haralampos J. Milionis, MD, PhD; Aggeliki Ioannidi, MSc; Kallirroi Kalantzi, MD; Vassilios Nikolaou, MD; Konstantinos N. Vemmos, MD; John A. Goudevenos, MD, PhD; Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos, PhD


Am Heart J. 2011;162(4):717-724. 

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The present work is one of the first in the literature that revealed the beneficial effect of Mediterranean diet on ischemic stroke, extending the up-to-now cardioprotective action of this traditional dietary pattern to the brain. Taking into account the estimates regarding further increase of cases of both CHD and stroke in the future years, intense preventive actions should be made by health care authorities, to encourage the adherence of a healthy dietary pattern, like the Mediterranean diet.


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