Diet more important than weight?
A Mediterranean-like diet can mitigate an obese person’s increased risk of an early death, research suggests.
According to a new study published in the journal, PLOS, people who were obese who ate a Mediterranean diet negated their increased overall mortality risk to be on a par with people of normal weight.
And it wasn’t just explained by heart disease. The risk of CVD mortality in the obese group was reduced but still higher than the normal weight group.
The longitudinal cohort study also proved that diet was more important than weight at the other end of the BMI spectrum. A lower BMI did not appear to counter the elevated mortality associated ...